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Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Now Odds-On Favorite To Win, Has Message For Trump, World

The first ever transgender Miss Universe contestant is now the odds-on favorite to win, and according to some bookmakers, it’s not even close. And the would-be Miss Universe is using the platform to send not just a “message” to Trump, but the world.

After winning the 2018 Miss Universe Spain pageant, Angela Ponce, a biological male who has undergone gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy, has not only become the first trans contestant in the Miss Universe competition, but the odds makers’ hands-down favorite.

“As the competition nears, online bookies are taking action, and Ponce has grown to become the clear favorite with current odds of +600,” The Blast reports. “The folks at MyBookie.ag compiled their list of where all the countries currently stand. To put it in perspective, the Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers has odds of +2,000 if she wins the whole competition.”

As the gamblers put money on Ponce, the trans contestant has been using the press leading up to the December 16 contest to promote the transgender movement.

Asked by Time if the inclusion of a transgender contestant in this year’s competition would send a message to Trump, the former owner of Miss Universe, Ponce said, “More than a message to him, it would be a win for human rights.”

“Trans women have been persecuted and erased for so long. If they give me the crown, it would show trans women are just as much women as cis women,” said Ponce, who claims to have identified as female at the age of three.

Miss Universe announced in 2012 that it would allow biologically male contestants who identified as women after a successful lawsuit by a Canadian transgender model, Jenna Talackova, the Daily Mail notes.

After losing to Miss Barcelona Mireia Lalaguna in 2015, Ponce ran again in 2018 and won the top prize. “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,” Ponce wrote in an Instagram post after winning.

Here’s video of the event posted by Pageant Zone:

Ponce’s win in Spain is not the first time a man who identifies as a women has won a high-profile female-exclusive contest. The most famous instance came in 2015, when Caitlyn Jenner, 66, won one of Glamour’s “Women of the Year” awards. In Jenner’s acceptance speech, the gold medal winner in the male Olympic decathlon said, “For years and years, I never felt like I fit in anywhere. I always felt as an outsider; I never felt good in the male side, and I wasn’t obviously in the female side. I was kind of stuck in the middle.”

The question of the fairness of biological males competing in female contests has become a hot button issue, particularly in sports, where it has become increasingly prominent and males often have clear advantages, even when undergoing hormone therapy.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Jerry Murphy

    December 5, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    An abomination in the eyes of God. The world is rapidly going to hell in a hand basket. It’s sickening.

    • Neil Hauser

      December 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      you are absolutely correct,this is total B S the pagent is for women not trannies

    • DeeAnn

      December 6, 2018 at 2:06 am

      Jerry, well said, this is so wrong!!

  2. Tim Thompson

    December 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Just shows how the left has infiltrated every segment of our American traditions. This is abominable a total lack of obvious the rules of nature. The fact that he/she may win shows the depravity these officials who obviously are super liberal don’t have a clue.

  3. William conley

    December 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I’m sorry but your chromosomes still clearly state you were born a male and you mutilating your body to look otherwise won’t ever change that simple reality the thing most people apparently don’t live in anymore. I wonder if it can give birth not due to an illness or disorder rendering ovaries incapable of egg production or a womb that can’t sustain life. Oh it never had ovaries because it was born a male so that means it’s a male at the end of the day does it not? Enough is enough stop treating these people like they aren’t people with very serious mental disorders that you make even worse by condoning them mutilating their bodies. This isn’t ant different than that fucking dude who won a WOMANS bicycle race when he wasn’t much of a manly man he was definitely noticeably physically larger than the other two actual females he beat out.

  4. mike taylor

    December 5, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    No way should a man be competing in Miss universe pageant. It’s for women not want to be’s.

  5. Robert Stahl

    December 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Time to do away with this contest. Liberals will continue to destroy this country until we eliminate them.

  6. pat

    December 5, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    It is kinda funny how women demand equal rights and lose to a man for the Miss Universe contest. I guess men are still lauding it over women. So much for feminists and their women are better than men crap. Male transgenders will always win against women.

  7. Maurice

    December 6, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Let these weirdos stick to their depraved competitions, they have enough of them!!!!

  8. stephanie wilson

    December 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

    you are a man. enough said.

  9. Wisp

    December 6, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Ridiculous, this is the end of the pageants – the point is all gone. Hollow and wrong

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