Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, becomes the first Miss Trans Israel in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday, May 27, 2016.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)In May, 12 contestants, selected among hundreds of women during three rounds of auditions, competed for the title. And the winner, 21-year-old Ta'alin Abu Hanna, a Chri
Arab Israeli contestant Tallinn Abu Hana poses for the judges during auditions.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Contestants selected from three rounds of auditions beginning in March of this year walk the catwalk during auditions.
Contestants practice their walk at Habima, Israel's national theater.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
An organizer leads the women through a practice session.
Contestants listen to a choreographer during a rehearsal.
Contestant Madlen Matar takes a break on her smartphone during rehearsal.
A makeup artist cuts artificial eyelashes backstage during the pageant.
A contestant gets her makeup ready backstage before competing.
Contestants wait for their turn backstage.
Contestants pose on stage during the swimsuit round of the competition.