Meet Spain’s First Transgender Woman Competing In The Miss Universe Pageant
It’s finally happened.
Spain’s first transgender beauty pageant queen will be competing in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant.
Angela Ponce, who was born a biological male, stands at 5’9″ and claims to have started identifying as a woman at age three. She won this year’s Miss Universe Spain and will now compete against all the participating women — who were born female — later this year in Miss Universe.
Spain makes history with the coronation of the beautiful trans model Angela Ponce as Miss Universe Spain. The young Sevillian will be the first trans representative to compete in this event to be held in the month of December. #LGBT #MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/govWgrtWop
— LGBT Puerto Rico (@lgbtpr) June 29, 2018
JUST IN: FIRST TRANSGENDER to compete at MISS UNIVERSE has been CROWNED TODAY!
— infowe (@infowe) July 3, 2018
Presenting Angela Ponce Camacho, MISS UNIVERSE SPAIN 2018. She will be representing Spain at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant.#MissSpain #LGBTQ #HappyPride #Pride #RiseUpTogether#TheQrownPhilippines pic.twitter.com/RTbtPq1eyN
— The Qrown PH (@TheQrownPH) June 29, 2018
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“I have the regional crown on my head and I will keep fighting to make us seen, to make us heard and to demonstrate that I am already a queen with my own crown,” she said after winning.
Miss Universe ruled it would start allowing transgender individuals to compete for the crown in 2012.
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