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The Daily Mail – “Miss Spain’s” Angela Ponce is the first transgender contestant in the 66-year history of the Miss Universe competition – and [he] says [he] wants to send a message to President Donald Trump. The willowy beauty, 27, is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be naturally born women.
Explaining [his] broad appeal, [he] said, “Who hasn’t suffered from prejudice? Who hasn’t had to deal with bullying?” The finals of the competition will be held early Monday in Thailand’s capital Bangkok and “Miss Spain” wants to highlight how the transgender community continues to be marginalized and misunderstood, with high rates of suicide.