Last night’s Ladyboy beauty pageant at Thai restaurant, Mango Tree, not only celebrated ten years of he/she glamour competition but was also the restaurant’s 12th birthday birthday. Compared to past events, the 2013 “Mr & Miss Mango Tree Ladyboy Safari” had a touch more of a gala air about it (the canapés were tastier than I remembered as well).
And the winner? Number 7, “Miss Germany” – whose accent and looks were a lot more Southeast Asian than Northern European. Nonetheless she sprach Deutsch for a minute or two when introduced on stage and referenced Frankfurters and bratwurst. As recipient of the title of Miss Mango Tree 2013, Miss Germany received £500 prize plus a return flight to Thailand and the opportunity to compete in the upcoming Miss International Queen in Pattaya this November. Running alongside the ladyboy contest was the Mr Mango Tree pageant which saw “Mr Swizterland” win and take home a cash prize of £500.
See all my shots from last night:
Mango Tree is located at 46 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7EQ. Find out more at mangotree.org.uk.