First Ever Transgender Woman to Compete for Miss Universe Pageant
Angela Ponce has made the history by winning the Spanish qualifying round to represent Spain at the Miss Universe pageant.
She is the first trans-woman ever who will appearing in the competition. 26-year-old, this amazing woman will represent her country at the 67th Miss Universe pageant later this year in the Philippines.
It took 6 years for a trans-woman to appear in the competition as the ban on transgender contestants was removed in 2012.
After her win, Angela shared her thoughts on Instagram:
Bringing the name and colours of Spain before the Universe is my great dream.
My goal: to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion, respect and diversity not only for the LGBTQ+ community but for the entire world.
This is a proud moment for the Spain and the trans and LGBTQ community worldwide.