A message from Queen Camille

Earlier this year, our Queen Camille Anderson travelled to the Philippines to deliver supplies to those affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.  Her home city of Tacloban was hardest hit.  Thank you Camille for improving the lives of others, while fulfilling your role as a true Queen.  From Camille:

“Before my reign ends in a month, i would like to thank thise who have supported me in this cause. You all have given me the opportunity to share a smile with these kids amidst the calamity they have went through after the Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City.”

Tacloban - Camile Helps Out

Queen Camille passes on the Queen USA crown

Our Queen of the Universe, Camille Anderson,  recently completed her other monarch duties as Queen USA.

Congratulations to Camille on a successful reign!  Be sure to follow Camille on Facebook to get all of her latest updates on events leading up to this year’s Queen of the Universe Pageant, coming November 8th, 2015!

Camille on the Couture Runway

Our Queen of the Universe, Camille, was recently walking a new runway — at the Culture & Couture Fashion show of internationally acclaimed fashion designer John Ablaza.

 

Known for his use of sustainable local materials in his designs, John Ablaza brings his Couture & Culture Fashion show to The U.S.A. for the very first time. He is a Manila based designer with a cause whose awe-inspiring collections have already hit the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Bahrain, Sydney and Toronto. Photography by Dave Lohr.

“Shunned” Movie Premiere

Queen Camille, Producer Karina Samala, Stylist Tuesday Drew, and other pageant contestants and members of the transgender community attended the June 27th screening of Shunned, a documentary about the trauma and struggles faced by a group of Trans women in the Philippines as they compete in a pageant and find strength in their convictions and one other.

Produced and directed by Filipina-American Janice Villarosa, this award-winning and thought-provoking film won “BEST DOCUMENTARY”  at the Long Island International Film Expo (NY), “BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY” in Laughlin International Film Festival, and was the “OPENING FILM” for Cebu International Documentary Film Festival (Philippines).  Shunned was one of 5 films nominated for Hawaii International Film Festival’s top award, the “HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD”.

 

“The movie is very sensational and brave. The characters were so courageous to tell their stories to the whole world. I hope this will open the hearts and minds of the ignorant people and hopefully make a difference in the society. This movie will definitely educate and raise awareness about the struggles that transgenders go through and hopefully help reach our never ending quest for equality.”
Camille Anderson

“This is an honest masterpiece!” — Terri Jay

“I learned a lot more about transgender people like me that, ‘Don’t ever forget your value coz we are born to be REAL and not to be perfect'”.Sabel Gonzales

   “Masterpiece , brilliant , brave and full of honesty . We can all relate in each story , and each has valuable lesson , inspiration and love. It’s a must see and tears flowing a few times. Perfect timing and perfect movie.”Tuesday Drew

“Shunned” is groundbreaking collection of stories about real transgender Filipina women. They are mostly untold depictions of their daily struggles to match their self-identified gender with physical attribution of a woman. This can be achieved by simply cross-dressing, by hormonal therapy, or by greater interventions such as surgical procedures as breast implants or SRS (sexual reassignment surgery). Regardless, social acceptance, discrimination, violence and access to healthcare are among difficult challenges for transgenders to overcome in order to survive. Majority of these women may need assistance and guidance to be successful in their adult lives. Two-thumb up for “Shunned”. Janice Villarosa is triumphant in sharing these uncommon human experiences without judgment or ridicule.Maya Besana

View the Trailer:

ABS-CBN’s Steve Angeles interviews Kim, Karina, Maya and Sabel, along with Director/Producer Janice Villarosa after the screening: