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After a childhood ‘trapped' in a boy's body, driven from school by bullies and being ‘sexually assaulted by a teacher', Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip fought against the odds to turn her family's failing video-rental business into a global media empire

LUS QuestionsCategory: OthersAfter a childhood ‘trapped' in a boy's body, driven from school by bullies and being ‘sexually assaulted by a teacher', Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip fought against the odds to turn her family's failing video-rental business into a global media empire
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After a childhood ‘trapped’ in a boy’s body, driven from school by bullies and being ‘sexually assaulted by a teacher’, Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip fought against the odds to turn her family’s failing video-rental business into a global media empire.Transiting from male to female in her mid-30s, the billionaire’s latest venture has been taking ownership of , after 70 years of the international pageant being run by men.The billionaire Thai media mogul bought the rights to Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA for $20million. The pageant system was previously owned by former US president .Ms Jakrajutatip, who previously hosted a Thai version of Project Runway, promised to continue the pageant’s legacy of women empowerment and ‘evolve the brand for the next generation.’ Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip (pictured in November 2022) acquired the Miss Universe system last year, becoming the first woman to own the beauty pageant organisation outright Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip (pictured in November 2022) acquired the Miss Universe system last year, becoming the first woman to own the beauty pageant organisation outright Ms Jakrajutatip, who previously hosted a Thai version of Project Runway, promised to continue the pageant's legacy of women empowerment and 'evolve the brand for the next generation.' She is pictured arriving for the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beaty Pageant in New Orleans on January 11, 2023 Ms Jakrajutatip, who previously hosted a Thai version of Project Runway, promised to continue the pageant’s legacy of women empowerment and ‘evolve the brand for the next generation.’ She is pictured arriving for the preliminary round of the 71st Miss Universe Beaty Pageant in New Orleans on January 11, 2023 RELATED ARTICLES

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Ms Jakrajutatip made history in October 2022 when she became the first woman to own the Miss Universe organisation after JKN Global Group, of which she is chief executive, purchased the pageant system.However, Ms Jakrajutatip, 43, has been making her splash in the business world for quite some time.The businesswoman, who has a more than seven million follower count on Instagram, went from working at a gas station to becoming the billionaire owner of a media and content conglomerate. Her firm partnered with media giants like Walt Disney, CBS, and Sony, and also brought Korean, Chinese, and Indian productions to Thai TV.She also appeared on the Thai version of Shark Tank and Project Runway.The model-like CEO went from being bullied at her all-male school to becoming an activist icon in Thailand and establishing the Life Inspired for Transsexual Foundation (LIFT) charity, which advocates for transgender rights.She has received several accolades, including winning the Asian Media Woman of the Year award in 2019, and Romeron Fragrances was named on Forbes’s list of richest transgenders in the world in 2020. Here is what we know about Miss Universe’s first woman owner…   Why did Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip buy Miss Universe?<div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS news" data-version="2" id="mol-1a5278c0-9661-11ed-b741-eb438c944185" website trans Miss Universe owner Anne Jakrajutatip made a global empire