There was a Transgender Participant at Miss Universe at 2018
The Miss Universe-2018 competition was held in the capital of Thailand, for the victory in which 94 girls fought.
The crown was handed over to the representative of the Philippines, 24-year-old Catrione Gray. The girl works as an actress, TV host, and photo model. She, also protects the rights of AIDS patients.
This time Armenia was also participating in the contest for the first time. Our country was represented by 25-year-old beauty Eliza Muradyan, who is a medical doctor.
This year, a transgender, 27-year-old Angela Ponce, also fought for the title of first beauty and fulfilled her mission – to promote equality and defend the rights of minorities. Transgender participation was allowed since 2012, but no participant had gone beyond the national level before this.
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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.