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Joey Joleen Mataele

Based in the Kingdom of Tonga
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Ms Joey Joleen Mataele is from the Kingdom of Tonga and has a range of experience, involving the running of running her own business, as a professional Singer, Entertainer, Event Planner and a single parent of 3 adopted children.

Founder/Director Miss Galaxy Queen Pageant to raise awareness and visibility and to support our community. Currently the Executive Director/Co-founder of the Tonga Leiti’s Association (TLA) that has been operating for 31 years & Co-Founder of the Pacific Sexual Gender Diversity Network (PSGDN)


1996 Awarded the with the Silver Jubilee Medal by His Late Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou 1V – Humanitarian Work with the Disability and Sexual Minority Groups.

2008 Awarded with the “Order Of Queen Salote” Medal during His Late Majesty King George Tupou V’s Coronation – Services for the Royal Family.

2016 Nominated for the US Secretary Head of State Women of Courage Award.

2017 Nominated for the APCOM Hero Transgender Award.

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