Spain's Ponce Becomes First Transgender Woman to Compete in Miss Universe

Spain's Ponce Becomes First Transgender Woman to Compete in Miss Universe

Angela Ponce, 26, beat 20 other contestants in the Miss Universe Spain gala in June to quality for the global round of the pageant.

The Miss Spain said she is privileged to be taking part in the beauty pageant as the first transgender contestant, as it is something that only a few can experience.

Under the new rules, women who compete in the Miss Universe pageant are now only required to be unmarried and without children.

"If I can give that to the world, I don't need to win Miss Universe, I only need to be here", she added. I am OK, but I just wanted to let you know what I am doing.

After winning she told reporters she would like to expand her work with an organisation in the Philippines that promotes education on HIV and AIDS.

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"We represent something - that has to be what we're there for".

I deleted my Instagram at one point and I just didn't look at anything. However, despite her participation Miss World organization didn't accept transgender participation. "If she can further educate people about what are the needs of the transgender community to get us to be more compassionate towards them... That is who she is", she further noted.

But backstage there was drama when co-host Ashley Graham took a tumble and cut her leg, and needed medical attention.

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