Miss New Zealand Becomes Filipino Rejected by Her Family for Being Trans |

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020, Under: News

Miss New Zealand Becomes Filipino Rejected by Her Family for Being Trans |

A Filipino transgender woman, abandoned by her parents, made history after being the first to become Miss Intercontinental New Zealand 2020.

Ariel Keil, 26, was born in Davao, Philippines to a boy named Andrew, and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. She began her transition in 2017 and underwent gender reassignment surgery earlier this year.

She spent $ 15,000 on a top-down procedure that included breast implants and vaginoplasty in Thailand.

The recently crowned beauty queen describes herself as the first post-op trans Miss New Zealand contestant as “really okay **.”


Speaking to Metro.co.uk, he said, “The competition was amazing! This is what I wanted to do for a very long time, so it was really amazing to fulfill my dream! ‘

Ariel, who is studying to be a fashion designer, said being trans is “scarier” than telling people to be gay. “

According to her, she decided to openly become transgender so as not to regret old age.

Ariel said: “I’ve already spent the first years of my life with the wrong gender, I didn’t even want to waste my 20 years on the wrong body.

“This mindset really helped me talk to my parents because I knew that whatever their reaction, I had to do it myself.”

The 26-year-old was originally kicked out of a family who struggled to support her decision to find out she was undergoing hormone treatment. They offered two options: “stop or leave the house.”


The beauty queen revealed that she packed everything she had in a black trash bag and left the family home, not knowing what would become of her.

“My life turned upside down as I moved on … but I would rather go through hell as a woman than have an easy life as a man,” she said. “Anything the universe wants to throw at me, do it.”

Ariel, who has struggled with severe bouts of depression and was about to commit suicide during the transition, says she is happy, not scared, and wants to remain a woman.