The newly introduced pageant title– Miss Trans Pakistan has announced its first ever Trans Woman winner, Shyraa Roy as Miss Trans Pakistan 2021. It’s indeed a historic moment for the winning model and the nation she hails from!
Shyraa Roy is a Dubai-based singer, actress, model, and producer. She is known for her role as Sania in Aks, Mohini in Mohenjodaro, and Natasha in Saaho.
The influential and beautiful artist has also sung music singles like Raat and Kamli. She turned into a producer as well as a screenwriter in Hello Shabnam for Amazon Prime.
Shryaa’s Reaction On Winning The Trans Beauty Pageant
While there is a lot of insensitive behavior that the Trans community has to endure, Shyraa was always determined to fight this. Shyraa is a dedicated beauty who could go to any length for the cause she believes in.
When asked about how she even thought about participating in a beauty pageant, Shyraa Roy said, “I was never aware about beauty pageants and I had never dreamt about being in a beauty pageant. Especially for transwomen, representation is very less, so how could one even think about a beauty pageant! When I heard about a beauty pageant taking place for Trans Women, I thought I’ll apply and see what happens. But when I won the title, it was unbelievable and I was shocked and I’m still amazed that something like this is even possible!
Shyraa says she feels really blessed when she was announced the winner of the beauty contest.
In her words “I was happy yet crying as it felt like I was finally celebrating my true self. I’m pretty sure after this historic change there will be a noise in Pakistan as well as a strong representation of Pakistan’s Trans Community in the world for years. This has definitely broken all kinds of stereotypes for trans women.”
Shyraa Talks About Her Life Mission
Shyraa is a strong advocate of trans rights and her aim is to develop the skills of the underprivileged transgender community. She focuses on the trans people who are forced to beg in the street and are denied of basic human rights in a conservative country.
She says, “My advocacy is human welfare and transgender rights, and my aim is to help the underprivileged transgenders who beg on the streets as they don’t have any ways or means of making an income as transgenders don’t get the same opportunities like other genders. I feel sad and very low sometimes as there is so much, I would like to do for the trans community and hence with this title I will aim at bringing my advocacy to some light.”
Sonia Ahmed, President of Miss Pakistan World as well as the newly formed Miss Trans Pakistan said, “The Miss Trans Pakistan title is a very important title, as we have now understood that the transgender community needs to be represented through various platforms, and a beauty pageant is one of them. I am very excited after a long time as it gives me great pleasure to give a voice and representation to the transgender community through this platform”
Shyraa’s win is an inspiration to others like Shyraa to level up, feel the confidence and give an attempt to represent Pakistan on an international level. There are various International pageants where trans community could excel.
This is a new beginning for Pakistan and through role models like Shyraa, many other trans women will feel represented.
Soni Ahmed has also said in record that, “Pakistan is one of the few countries that have recognized the trans community however, the trans community do go through a lot of discrimination. The only way to combat this is through representation through various ways.”
On this historic moment, Pakistan’s first Transwoman is crowned thanks to amazing sponsors like Noshaba Zia based in Islamabad, Pakistan and this is an important date to remember as well as celebrate, as now there will be more international representation for the trans community of Pakistan, through their representative, Shyraa Roy – Miss Trans Pakistan 2021.