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Maki Gingoyon

  • Beauty queen
  • Entrepreneur
  • Activist
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Bio

Pronouns: she/her.

Maki Gingoyon, born and raised in Cebu City, is a renowned beauty queen, trans rights activist, businesswoman, and a proud transgender woman herself.

She is the co-founder and COO of mytransgenderdate.com, the number one international dating platform for trans women, which also employs mostly trans women in and out of the Philippines.

She’s an active woman, who loves to be physically fit, and loves to bike, run, and swim.

Photo of Maki GingoyonPhoto of Maki Gingoyon

Bio

Pronouns: she/her.

Maki Gingoyon, born and raised in Cebu City, is a renowned beauty queen, trans rights activist, businesswoman, and a proud transgender woman herself.

She is the co-founder and COO of mytransgenderdate.com, the number one international dating platform for trans women, which also employs mostly trans women in and out of the Philippines.

She’s an active woman, who loves to be physically fit, and loves to bike, run, and swim.

Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Queen of Cebu 2010

Queen of Cebu

Prestigious pageant held in Cebu City, now known as Queen Philippines

2010 / Winner

Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Queen of Cebu 2010Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Queen of Cebu 2010

Queen of Cebu

Prestigious pageant held in Cebu City, now known as Queen Philippines

2010 / Winner

Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Super Sireyna 2013

Super Sireyna

Noontime Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network

2013 / Queen Of The Sky

Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Super Sireyna 2013Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Super Sireyna 2013

Super Sireyna

Noontime Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network

2013 / Queen Of The Sky

Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Mandaue Gay Pageant 2017

Mandaue Gay Pageant

One of the longest running trans pageants in the Philippines

2017 / Winner

Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Mandaue Gay Pageant 2017Photo of Maki Gingoyon the Mandaue Gay Pageant 2017

Mandaue Gay Pageant

One of the longest running trans pageants in the Philippines

2017 / Winner

Photo of Miss International Queen Philippines 2023

Miss International Queen 🇵🇭

Philippine edition of the world's biggest beauty pageant for transgender women

2023 / Contestant

Photo of Maki Gingoyon at the MyTransgenderOffice HQ

My Transgender Date

Thanks to her 8 years of experience managing My Transgender Date, she’s become an expert in transgender online dating and works actively every day to create a safe online space where trans women can meet men who like them, form beautiful love relationships and friendships.

Known for

In 2014 she launched an online campaign:

“My genitalia has nothing to do with my gender identity”

after she was refused access to the women’s bathroom in a fitness center.

Quote

“Being a proud transgender woman it’s important for me to see my privilege as a responsibility to be visible. A responsibility that I humbly partake in raising awareness regarding LGBT rights and especially transgender issues that affect the community.”