The first transgender Miss Universe contestant says you can be a woman without having a vagina.
“Outsiders say what I can and cannot do, what I am and what I am not,” Angela Ponce told the Daily Mail. “No, I’m sorry. To be a woman is your identity. It doesn’t matter if you are white, black, if you have a vagina… if you have a penis.”
Ponce, a man who identifies as a woman, will represent Spain in the international competition.
“I always say: having a vagina didn’t transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here,” the transgender person told the newspaper.
The 27-year-old apparently wants to use the Miss University platform to indoctrinate children.
“Children are born without prejudices and I think that if we talk to them about diversity from a young age… we can create a new generation of human beings who are raised a lot better, more tolerant and respectful,” the contestant told the Daily Mail.
So there you have it, folks.
Apparently, the prettiest woman in Spain is a man — who identifies as a woman.
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My National Costume in Miss Universe is a traditional Spanish “bata de cola”. This is an iconic piece in Spain, also known all over the world; it is a precious reference of my country. To make this wonderful National Costume, @luisfernandezdisenador was inspired by a number of things. The first one being the white villages of Andalusia, since we wanted to honor where I come from (Seville). The white of the villages, of purity… White representing peace, the peace that I bring as my message hand and hand with equality, respect, inclusion and love. A white ‘bata de cola’ that crosses a river of beautiful red carnations made by @hatsbyroiz. Secondly we had the carnations as inspiration because they are the most typical and recognizable flower of my beautiful country. For that reason I wanted this flower and its color because it represents the love that, as Miss Universe Spain 2018, I’m transmitting to the whole world. That is the motivate behind a river of red carnations shaped around my head and body, almost as a Spanish flag. As complements, I carried a fan to expand the scent of our land, a beautiful tortoise-shell & Swarovski clip that crowns my head as Miss Universe Spain 2018.