NAAZ JOSHI - India's First International Trans Beauty Queen
Abraxas Lifestyle|September - October 2020
Naaz Joshi, India's first international Trans beauty queen, bagged her 6th International crown for India.

For the first time, the Miss Universe Diversity organisation took the pageant digital this year due to Covid-19 outbreak. Contestants from 30 countries were given various online tasks, Joshi picked up the task on women safety. She educated women in rural areas the importance of self defence. Her life has been full of struggles since childhood, she is from Delhi, her father is a Punjabi, and her mother is a Muslim. Her upbringing took place in her maternal uncle’s family. Even being crowned 6 times internationally, members of her own society don't know her, the reason being that our society promotes the beauty of a woman but when it comes to transgender; most of the people are transphobic.

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