Brazil Chooses ' Miss' Transsexual

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Raika Ferraz , a
curvy 21-year - old, has landed the title of
"Miss T Brazil ," following the country 's
second transsexual beauty pageant.
Ferraz , a long - haired , dark - eyed
brunette , saw off 27 rivals at the contest
late Monday in Rio to land the first prize
of a sex change operation in Thailand .
However , the winner revealed she will
not undergo full transgender surgery --
merely have some work done on her nose
and some other cosmetic work.
Thailand , which specialises in
transgender surgery, will host next year 's
Miss International Queen 2014, the
transsexual answer to Miss Universe .
Ferraz , who hails from Sao Paulo , will
represent Brazil at the event .
" I'll get my nose done and a bit of botox .
I also think I 'm a little bit fat, " Ferraz
told Neto Lucon, a website carrying news
from the gay , lesbian and transgender
community .
As is customary with beauty contests , the
participants in Monday 's event paraded
first in evening wear and then in bikinis
at Rio' s Joao Caetano theater.
'Miss T Brazil ' winner Raika Ferraz