Naaz Joshi, India’s first transgender international beauty queen, a Trans rights activist, and a motivational speaker. Her #shefoughtback journey started when she was born as Aizya Joshi. At the early age of 7, her family sent her to a distant relative in Mumbai to avoid taunts from society for her feminine behavior. She worked at dance bars and restaurants to earn her living. Later, she enrolled at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and completed her formal studies in fashion design. She also worked as a sex worker to earn money for her sex reassignment surgery. In 2018, she claimed to be a victim of gender discrimination after having her booking rejected by a hotel in Gurgaon.
She first won Miss World Diversity in 2017, in 2018 she won Miss Transqueen India classic, in 2019 and 2020 Miss world diversity and Miss Universe Diversity and in 2021 Empress Earth.