Manipur got its first ever transgender beauty queen in Rohit Kumanthem. Rohit was crowned Miss Manipur Queen for Transgender 2016. Loiloi Haorongbam was the first runner-up and Beoncy Laishram, was the second runner-up. Beoncy Laishram is a medical student and intern at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and also received the Miss Personality Title.
Mersia Shijagurumayum, Kiran Singha and Sanathoi Thangjam bagged the titles for Miss Feminine, Best Evening Gown and Best Introductory Video respectively. The jury panel comprised of educationists, journalists, filmmakers, bureaucrats and policemen who were enthralled by the 24 talented contestants competing in the grand finale.
This pageant, was in itself a revelation for the people of Manipur, as it was an opportunity to witness the abilities and talents of the transgender community which is otherwise looked down upon.