Transgender Model Will Represent Spain In Miss Universe After Defeating 22 Women
There is no denying the fact that there is a little positive change in the behavior of society towards the LGBTQ+ community but still a long journey is to be covered before achieving equality. The good part is that now they have been recognized as the third gender and this has increased their confidence to a great extent. However, a lot is required to be done to bring a change in the mental attitude of people who are still following the outdated norms.
Nevertheless, there is one person whose success has shown a ray of hope to the members of this community and she is none other than 26 years old Angela Ponce.
1Meet Miss Spain, Angela Ponce
Angela Ponce is a beautiful transgender model who has won the title of Miss Universe Spain 2018 on Friday last week. She proved herself better than the other 22 women contestants who were also competing for the prestigious title. Angela has made history by winning it as this is for the first time that a transgender woman has won this title and not only this, she is also the first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe.
2Shared her happiness on social media accounts
She took to her Instagram account and shared her happiness after winning the title. As per her, it is her great dream to bring the name and colors of her country Spain before the universe. She also adds that she wants to speak for inclusion, respect and diversity not only for her community (LGBTQ+) but for the whole world.
3Miss Universe beauty pageant
The Miss Universe beauty pageant will take place in Philippines in the month of December this year. Earlier, the transgender women were not allowed to take part in the Miss Universe contest but in 2012 this ban was lifted. Jenna Talackova, another transgender model, challenged the Miss Universe Organization legally in 2012.
4The legal battle
Jenna Talackova along with the celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred fought against the organization and Donald Trump, the current USA President who was the owner of the organization at that time. The ban was lifted and since then, the transgender women are allowed to take part in the beauty contest.
Here is a photo of Jenna:
5As per Trump, the decision was already taken
Donald Trump said that they took the decision two days before they came to know that lawyer Allred was fighting the case. In fact, he went on to say that if he knew it earlier, he wouldn’t have taken this decision as Allred is a third-rate lawyer and it’s very easy to defeat her.