Xie Xiaoxing won "Best Camera Image" in the Fujian regional heat for Miss China contest. The contest organizers thought that Xie was a woman - but it turned out that he was a man ... on his way to become a woman!
The organisers assumed he was female - but he had only had the first phase of surgery to turn him into a woman.
Mr Xie says the Fashion Beauty Plastic Surgery Hospital in Fuzhou city had offered him a full sex change in exchange for him advertising its services.
"After the first phase of surgery, I stopped for a while to deal with some personal issues, and when I came back last autumn they'd gone bankrupt," he said.
Mr Xie says he isn't sure now whether he's a man or a woman and can't even get a job because he can't confirm his gender.