Albiean Revalde was crowned Miss Trans Global Philippines at the end of a virtual pageant held on June 6 abd hosted by internet stars Macoy Dubs and KaladKaren. She will represent her country at the upcoming Miss Trans Global. She will also receive a sash, a crown, and a P30,000 cash prize.
Albiean, who hails from Iloilo City, bested 24 other hopefuls from different parts of the country. She is also the youngest contestant to join the pageant at 19 years old. She succeeds Mela Habijan, who won the international pageant last year. Miss Trans Global Philippines aims to change the “patriarchal narrative of what pageants are — where beauty is diverse, inclusive and purposive.”
“I believe that to be an authentic ally and to be an advocate in general, means that you should be integrating yourself to the actual community that you are advocating for,” Albiean said, answering Miss World 2013 Megan Young’s final question.
“They don’t need to be in the limelight for us to shine, they’ll just support us.”
She added: “Just like love, we love without conditions and that is what composes a true ally,”
Albiean, clad in a Dinagyang-Babaylan inspired armor, said that her national costume stands for Pride month, saying “It is indeed a celebration but it is and should also be a reminder to us of our plights, of our roots, of our culture’s beauty.”