Thailand's Miss International Queen will feature beautiful transgender women in evening gowns, swimsuits and national dresses. But here's the shocking fact: it's been running for 10 years already!

It first began in 2004 to build international awareness of transgender rights.

The pageant will include 25 finalists from 21 different countries.

Here's Thailand's most famous ladyboy posting a selfie backstage with Laos contestant Piyada Inthavong:

Just who will win the pageant this time around? Stay tuned for more.