Transgender beauty queen stripped of her title for wearing boxers

Miss Transgender UK 2015, Jai Dara Lotto
Miss Transgender UK 2015, Jai Dara Lotto

The winner of a transgender beauty contest in the United Kingdom has lost her title after organizers ruled that he was not transgender enough.

According to The Telegraph, 22-year-old Jai Dara Latto was named Miss Transgender UK last September. But now, a photo of Latto wearing boxer shorts has caused his title to be unceremoniously revoked.

The photo caused pageant organizer Rachael Bailey to conclude that Latto was simply a gay drag queen, rather than a person living full-time as a woman.

“Underwear is very important to transgender females – one of the first thing [sic] people do is change their underwear as it makes us feel like we are finally a woman,” Bailey said, according to The Scotsman.

Bailey bluntly said that it was a matter of “one transgender person saying to another ‘You’re not transgender enough to be in our competition,’” admitting that it all sounded rather “daft.”

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