Miss Universe Pageant makes history with first transgender contestant

northernstar.info – RSS Results in opinion* of type article On Dec. 16 history was made when Angela Ponce made her debut to represent as Miss Spain in Miss Universe 2018 as the first transgender woman to participate.   Although she did not win the title, Ponce is the first transgender woman to have competed in Miss Universe. The 27-year-old model said it was “an honor and pride” to be part of the history of the Miss Universe.
 History like this being made it absolutely incredible.“I’d never try to change anyone’s culture or way of life. But by competing, I’ll make trans people more visible for everyone, which is a big stop. I’m not nervous. I’m excited,” Ponce said, according to a Nov. 28 TIME magazine article. It is truly astonishing that the pageant finally allowed a transgender women to be a part of this competition. The LGBTQ+ community is being more recognized, and they’re finally getting their fair chance to participate. In 2012, Jenna Talackova, who was 23-years-old at the time, was trying to represent Miss Canada for the Miss Universe competition. Talackova did her first interview since she was kicked out but then allowed back into the Miss Universe Canada competition, sat down with ABC News Barbara Walters on 20/20 and said the Miss Universe organization disqualified her because she was not “naturally born” a woman. Talackova threatened to take legal actions against the Miss Universe organization, which at the time was owned by President Donald Trump, then changed the rules to allow transgender contestants to participate. “Donald Trump has caved in a bit already; he has to go the rest of the way to say it loudly and say it clearly, that not only will Jenna be allowed to compete, but that the rule is gone. No if’s, ands, buts or ors. No conditions and no excuses. Otherwise, we are considering all Jenna’s legal …

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