Presenting Naaz Joshi, The First Indian Trans- Sexual Woman to Have Won Miss World Diversity

Presenting Naaz Joshi, The First Indian Trans- Sexual Woman to Have Won Miss World Diversity

Naaz Is a name she has given herself, Naaz means pride, born on December 31st 1984 in middle class family, where ideology of born trans child was not accepted, her parents disowned her, it was the love of her muslim mother and grandmother that they decided to send her to their distant relatives in Mumbai. She grew up in loneliness, at the tender age of 7 she found herself washing dishes at the roadside dhaba in Malad, and at the same time started studying at the local school,her nightmare began when her cousin brother who was then 24 and she was 11, gang raped her multiple times, she was hospitalized and on death bed, it was the power of saying her no to the odds that kept her alive

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Soon after she got discharged from hospital she met Shabnam, who showed her the doors of dance bar. She danced at night and studied in day, she ran away from her uncle’s home to feel safe and secure. Since childhood she was big fan of Bollywood diva Sridevi, in 1999 she met her cousin sister Viveka babajee who showed her way to fashion industry.she started doing back stage help, and finally landed at NIFT Delhi, this time Delhi had new plans for her, she was not welcomed at NIFT But often mocked by fellow gay students, Naaz found job at Ritu Kumar and then Ritu beri, but she had to quit the Jobs because men would often want to make physical contacts with her, and deep down scars of her rape were still there. She wanted a peaceful life, but then she heard that her twin brother demised, she contacted her uncle and got the number of her home, she came back to home but her parents had a condition that she will not tell her true identity to this world.

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She stayed them for a while, but this seemed to be a bird living in a golden cage. Naaz took over her brother’s fashion bussiness but it didn’t do well. She eventually decided to sell herself, she wanted to go for sex re assignment surgery but it had to cost her a bomb. After selling herself for four years naaz started modelling in 2012 and she captured the eye of ace fashion photographer Rishi Taneja who captured her life in black and white series, a television channel and a news magazine took note of her, where this big channel decided to do story on naaz’s life the other had put on their cover.

But this was not the end, she still found difficulty in getting work in fashion industry, her clients from fashion industry who were her clients used to blackmail her on being a prostituting and asked her to pack her bags. Stubborn Naaz decided to launch her own event company mihm in 2015 and started working on women empowerment, by now she has done 11 beauty pageants under her company. She also happens to be India’s first trans cover model on indian and international magazine, and she is recorded in India book of records and Limca book of records and in Asia book of records.

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In 2016 end Naaz caught up with auto immune disease which is non curable it’s unknown disease, the only option is to take off the spleen, as that disease has left her with splenomegaly, she is on constant supplements so that her blood cells don’t go down. In 2018, Naaz has adopted a baby girl and became youngest transmother in the country to a just 15 days old baby girl, sharanaya Joshi, who is miss infant universe 2019 also. Naaz never knew she will be a beauty Queen one day, the crown she saw on head of Sushmita and Aishwarya will come her way too. In 2017 miss world diversity announced its first edition of online contest and she became the inaugural queen of miss world diversity.

In the year 2018, she went for ms World Diversity in Dubai, she won again but indian media did not give her what she was looking for. Now Naaz is going to Mauritius putting all her hardwork and money that if she wins this time and competing with natural born women, her country media will support her and inspire others by her story.

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