A model from Spain is highly favored to win the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, according to newly released odds. However, some viewers of the pageant have been left disgusted.
According to The Daily Caller, a transgender woman from Seville is favored to win the 2018 Miss Universe pageant. Angela Ponce was born a biological male, stands at 5 ft. 9 in. tall, and claims to have started identifying as a woman at age three.
A model has made history by becoming the first transsexual person to represent Spain at the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Angela Ponce, 26, from Seville, won the national qualifying contest on Friday beating 22 other contestants. As part of the prize, Ms Ponce will now have the opportunity to compete for Spain at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines later this year.
Ms Ponce wrote on Instagram shortly after her win: ‘Bringing the name and colours of Spain before the universe is my great dream. 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.’
She previously represented Cadiz in the 2015 Miss World Spain contest, but lost to Miss Barcelona Mireia Lalaguna who went on to win the top prize. Despite Angela’s participation, at the time the Miss World Organization did not accept transgender contestants. In response, Angela said: ‘At least I have the regional (Cadiz) crown on my head.’
In 2012, rival contest Miss Universe announced that it would allow transgender beauty queens after Canadian model Jenna Talackova successfully sued Miss Universe Canada organisers for initially disqualifying her for being transgender. [Source: Daily Mail]
At age 27, Angela Ponce is the heavy favorite to take the Miss Universe crown, according to odds obtained by The Blast, which ran the headline, “Gamblers Doubling Down on Transgender Miss Universe Contestant To Win Pageant.”
Ponce’s odds have been set at +600, with Miss USA trailing behind at a distant second, set at +2000. Obviously, these odds are still astronomically high and +600 is nowhere close to a guarantee, but it’s certainly something of note.
Of course, not everyone is terribly excited that the person likely to win a beauty contest designed for women was actually born a biological male.
“We need to cut this off completely. This stuff is getting way out of hand,” wrote Facebook user Larissa Tachovsky. “These trangender people need to create new competitions amongst themselves. If you don’t want to fit into the normal biological man or women then you can play crazy somewhere else.”
“While he does look pretty, he’s never, ever going to be a real woman,” commented Sherell Hart. “Sorry dude, but if you do win, it won’t be because you’re the prettiest woman, it’ll be because they don’t want to get sued for ‘discrimination’. A very hollow victory indeed.”
“You can’t call this a ‘Miss’ if you allow a ‘Mister’ in a beauty contest,” added Marie Semenko Rodney. “I don’t care if he wears a dress. He’s still a man in a dress.”
“This is ridiculous and stupid,” wrote Janet Yochum. “This is for women, not a man trying to be a woman. You were born male and will always be male no matter what surgery you get.”
Coincidentally, none of the usual feminists have had anything to say about the fact that women who have worked their entire lives to achieve the opportunity to compete in a pageant like Miss Universe have been upstaged by a biological man who identifies as a woman.