“I’m competing because it’s what I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl. I’m showing that trans women can be whatever they want to be: a teacher, a mother, a doctor, a politician and even Miss Universe.”-Angela Ponce
Miss Spain Universe Angela Ponce is headed to Thailand to hopefully make more history.
The 27 year old has already done so as the first out trans woman ever to win a national Miss Universe pageant, and is seeking to become the first trans winner of the 67th edition of the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant when it is held in Bangkok on December 17.
She’s had some loud transphobic haters, like Miss Colombia Universe 2018Valeria Morales and Lupita Jones, the head of the Miss Mexico Universe organization. But Ponce also has her supporters in Spain, the Miss Universe Spain organization, others within the Miss Universe pageant world such as Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Miss Philippines Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Most importantly, her family and her trans family around the planet support her as well.
She’s headed to Thailand now because there is a preliminary portion of the pageant that whittles down the 94 delegates to the sixteen contestants you’ll see on stage during the live broadcast once again hosted by Steve Harvey and Ashley Graham
Safe travels Angela and good luck to you during the Miss Universe 2018 pageant!