MANILA (UPDATED) -- Fuschia Anne Ravena made Pride Month in the Philippines extra special as she was crowned Miss International Queen 2022 in Thailand on Saturday.
Ravena bested 22 other contestants including Miss Colombia, who finished first runner-up, while Miss France placed second runner up.
Ravena is the third Filipina to win the pageant, which is considered as the world's top beauty pageant for transgender women, after Kevin Balot (2012) and Trixie Maristela (2015).
During the top 3 question and answer portion, the finalists were asked about the pageant's advocacy and teaching equality if they win the contest.
Ravena said she will focus on influencing others to spread peace and unity, adding that love is universal.
"I will start it by influencing other people to spread love, peace and unity to have world equality because after all we live under one sky. And we breath the same air. And we all live from differences where love is universal," Ravena said which earned loud cheers from the crowd.
Before reaching the top 3, the Pinay bet discussed the importance of being a transgender queen in society.
"To be a transgender queen is to inspire other people and to do good things to everyone. Because I always think that the most beautiful asset of being a human and being a transwoman is not just a head full of knowledge. It should be the heart full of love and respect, and ear that is ready to listen and a hand that is willing to help other people," she said.