Arielle Keil has made history in the land of the Kiwis—this year, she became the first transgender and Filipino woman to be crowned Miss Intercontinental New Zealand and was over the moon with happiness. She began transitioning in 2017, but her family initially disowned her and kicked her out of their home when they found out. Despite the lack of support from her own family, she has flourished, and her relationship with her dad has improved since then.
Arielle underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2020 and now, at the age of 26, she’s more joyous, more confident than ever, having had her beauty recognized by so many people. She will represent New Zealand in the Miss Intercontinental pageant.
“When I heard I was crowned Miss Intercontinental NZ, it was a surreal feeling! It didn’t feel real then and even to this day it doesn’t feel real sometimes!” Arielle shared just how happy she is with Bored Panda. “This is a thought I have several times a day whilst looking in the mirror whilst clothed in an…
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