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For The First Time, A Transgender Woman Will Compete For Miss Universe



Transgender woman Angela Ponce has snagged the Miss Spain crown, making her eligible to become the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.

Ponce won the Miss Spain title over the weekend, the Advocate reports, and plans to attend the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, making her “the first transgender woman to compete on behalf of any country.”

Strangely enough, Ponce has now-President Donald Trump to thank for the opportunity. In 2012, when Trump still claimed ownership over the Miss Universe pageant, a Canadian transgender woman named Jenna Talackova petitioned, with the help of GLAAD, to compete to win Miss Canada.

She was barred, but after threat of litigation — and a petition signed by thousands — Trump relented, and opened the Miss Universe pageant to women-identifying competitors, not just those who are biologically female. Unlike Miss America, which claims to be a “scholarship program,” Miss Universe is primarily a beauty contest, so looks are the only thing that really matter.

Talackova went on to win Miss Congeniality Canada, but not the national title.

“Bringing the name and colors of Spain before the universe is my great dream,” Ponce wrote on Instagram. “My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion, respect and diversity not only for the LGBTQ+ community, but also for the entire world.”

“Let’s make history,” Ponce added on Twitter.

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  1. Sabrina

    July 3, 2018 at 11:15 pm


  2. BA

    July 3, 2018 at 11:21 pm


    • Dr. Jerry M. Fay

      July 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Name calling isn’t cool. The Left is happy with the whole pc transgender phenomenon. The culture says subjective fantasy and objective truth are synonymous. The reality is the norm is being born one of two genders; there aren’t three or thirty-three from which to choose.
      Beauty pagents now are saying one can remove or add body parts to define gender which which has always been untrue.

      By the way, please do not assume we conservatives hate liberals. We don’t.

  3. stevor

    July 4, 2018 at 12:40 am

    there is no such thing as a “transgender woman”. there’s male, female, and confused ITs

  4. Kay L. Sellati

    July 4, 2018 at 1:30 am

    In the picture which one is shim?

  5. Vivian

    July 4, 2018 at 1:47 am

    They might as well put a dog, jackass, and a rooster in the competition for what it’s worth now.

  6. Melissa

    July 4, 2018 at 2:39 am

    I think this is out routgaeos and should not be allowed

  7. Doug

    July 4, 2018 at 4:15 am

    There is no such thing as “transgender”, one is born with either male genitalia and has a penis, or female genitalia and has a vagina.

    Once doctors try to use surgery to make one the other, all they have is a confused thing that’s not male or female. Sorry for y’all’s delusions.

  8. Steve C. Decker

    July 4, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Call me ‘square’…but I think the Miss Universe title should ONLY be competed for by women. No point encouraging something one would have cause to regret later.

  9. Gerri

    July 4, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I don’t even know what to say anymore…It’s a sad, pathetic time in our world.

    • J. Fleming

      July 4, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Gerri: I totally agree. Satan rules the earth….God rules Heaven….we suffer who don’t like the way Satan rules. Can hardly wait to be in God’s realm.

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