Transgender Woman Wins The Crown Of Miss Universe Spain

Angela Ponce has won the crown of Miss Universe Spain and will compete at the Miss Universe pageant this fall
Angela Ponce, Miss Universe Spain 2018

As Pride Month comes to a close, Spain has crowned Angela Ponce as its representative for this year’s Miss Universe competition.

She is the first transgender woman to win the crown and will represent her country in the Miss Universe pageant come this fall.

Ponce has previously competed in the 2015 Miss World Spain competition representing Cadiz but failed to take home the crown that year.

At the time, she told the Daily Mail she felt like a winner anyway saying, “I have the regional crown on my head and I will keep fighting to make us seen, to make us heard and to demonstrate that I am already a queen with my own crown.”

“Society is not educated for diversity and that is what has made me go public,” she added. “Here I am and I’m not weird, I just have a different story.”

The Miss Universe competition has allowed transgender contestants to compete since 2012.

Watch Ponce’s winning moment below.