Dubai-based Pakistani singer, actress and model Shyraa Roy first ever Trans Woman winner, Roy as Miss Trans Pakistan 2021. The newly introduced pageant title– Miss Trans Pakistan has announced it.
Shyraa Roy is known for her role as Sania in Aks, Mohini in Mohenjodaro, and Natasha in Saaho.
Roy was born into a Muslim family in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan in October 1995. She is a student of Anwar Rafi who has been ruling the music industry of Pakistan for years and who is a student of legendary Mohammad Rafi.
She was featured in 2020 with Pakistani singer Mohsin Abbas Haider in a duet.
The beautiful artist has also sung music singles like Raat and Kamli. She turned into a producer as well as a screenwriter in Hello Shabnam for Amazon Prime.
Shryaa never dreamt being in beauty pageant
Shyraa Roy said, “I was never aware about beauty pageants and I had never dreamt about being in a beauty pageant. Especially for transwomen, representation is very less, so how could one even think about a beauty pageant! When I heard about a beauty pageant taking place for Trans Women, I thought I’ll apply and see what happens. But when I won the title, it was unbelievable and I was shocked and I’m still amazed that something like this is even possible!
Shyraa says “I was happy yet crying as it felt like I was finally celebrating my true self. I’m pretty sure after this historic change there will be a noise in Pakistan as well as a strong representation of Pakistan’s Trans Community in the world for years. This has definitely broken all kinds of stereotypes for trans women.”
Trans people are forced to beg in the street and are denied of basic human rights. Shyraa is a strong advocate of trans rights and her aim is to develop the skills of the underprivileged transgender community.
She says, “My advocacy is human welfare and transgender rights, and my aim is to help the underprivileged transgenders.”
President of Miss Pakistan World as well as the newly formed Miss Trans Pakistan Sonia Ahmed, said, “The Miss Trans Pakistan title is a very important title, as we have now understood that the transgender community needs to be represented through various platforms, and a beauty pageant is one of them. I am very excited after a long time as it gives me great pleasure to give a voice and representation to the transgender community through this platform”