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Ecstatic. That was Angel Aurora Jalleh-Hosey's first reaction when she found out she had won our first Beauty Queen Of The Year award over a "real woman" and a "real man". When we first spoke to her about her nomination, she told us she was curious to find out if Singaporeans were too conservative to vote for a transgender beauty queen over Miss Singapore World Karisa Sukamto and Manhunt Singapore 2012 Jason Chee.\n

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31st December 2012 22:20

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

The 38-year-old Miss Exotica 2012 was shocked to find out that not only had she taken the title, she had beaten her competition with 573 votes, to Sukamto’s 111 votes and Chee’s 22 votes.

"I really thought Jason would win," she said. "I thought he would appeal to both guys and girls because he’s a hunk."

Jalleh-Hosey’s simple strategy was to post the link to the voting site on her Facebook page and get her friends to share it with others.

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