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Miss Spain Angela Ponce makes history as the first-ever Transwoman to join Miss Universe

  • Miss Universe Spain 2018 is the first transwoman to become a contestant in the said prestigious beauty pageant.
  • Netizens expressed their stand on the inclusion of Angela Ponce in Miss Universe 2018. 

Miss Universe Spain 2018 Angela Ponce failed to secure a spot in the Top 20, but she did prove a lot in this year’s competition.

What’s so special about her? She’s the first ever transgender woman to join the international competition.


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During the coronation night, the Miss Universe organization honored Ponce as their first transgender contestant. In a pre-recorded interview that was shown during the coronation night, she uttered the words, “I don’t need to win Miss Universe. I just need to be here.”

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This earned many reactions from Twitter users.

The tribute even earned Miss Spain a standing ovation from the crowd.

A Netizen expressed how much she admired Ponce.

Another Twitter user shared a quote from the contestant that affected him the most.

Someone also said how beauty has come a long way, as it also acknowledged  transwomen by letitng Miss Spain join.

Tristan then slammed people who continue to fight for the rights of the LGBT+ community but are still against the participation of Ponce in the international competition.

https://twitter.com/brianosita/status/1074151458596040710

Kaye shared an interesting conversation with her cousin.

https://twitter.com/thedexielkay/status/1074429999820693504

Unfortunately, not all comments are positive as a Netizen shared screenshots of transphobic comments made by Filipinos.

One of the replies explained that not all of the comments are transphobic, however, they just see the Miss Universe as a pageant for biologically born women.

Written by Jackie Mata

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