Iris Sahhara Henson has announced on her Facebook page that she will be representing Nigeria at a transgender pageant titled Super Sireyna in the Philippines.
Miss Sahhara, as she is commonly referred to, is a Nigerian transgender male now living as a woman. She was formerly known as Oche.
In November 2013, Henson revealed she had attempted suicide twice after being arrested and jailed in Nigeria for being too feminine and on suspicion of being gay. The Digital Media Specialist and model currently lives and works in the U.K.
If she wins, Henson says her legacy will be to campaign for the acceptance of transgenders.
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