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Beauty contest : the TRANS-woman Angela Ponce could be Miss Universe

For nearly 70 years, will be crowned at the Miss Universe competition, the most beautiful woman in the world, now there is a new feature that does not appeal to everyone: in addition to the German Celine Flores Willers and 92 other candidate, the Spaniard Angela Ponce goes in on Monday in Bangkok to the race - although they came in front of almost 28 years as a Boy, to the world. For the first time in the history of the Miss Universe is a TRANS woman. Some of the betting offices Miss Spain even as the biggest favourite for the victory.

The 1.77 meters large skilled computer scientist from Cadiz is not according to his own statement in the first line to glory, the crown and the title. "I want to give a voice who have none, even though you have already earned a long one," said Ponce recently in an Interview for the TV channel Antena 3. The newspaper "ABC", she said, she wanted to give "the world a lesson". Similarly combative, she said after her sensational Triumph in June at the Miss Spain competition in countless Interviews.

In the erzkatholischen Spain, the victory of the TRANS woman sparked hardly any controversy. In the international Miss scene it looked, meanwhile, is quite different. One of the rival made the inside from Ponce to the world title out of your mind no secret. "A beauty competition like Miss Universe is for women who were born as women," quipped be given to the Colombian Valeria Morales, Bangkok is also a good chance of victory. Negative the Mexican Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones (51), expressed, among other things.

The attacks bounce off the TRANS - woman but all of us- at least outwardly. In Interviews, Ponce is always self-confident, resolute, and above all, very calm and balanced. With yourself and the world. "I'm just a hard-to-vulnerable," asserted the woman, which began after the prescribed therapies 17 with the hormone treatments, then several gender reassignment operations underwent and only been around for three years, a Vagina. It was, however, was only the icing on the cake. A woman is therefore a woman, because you have a Vagina, she told the "New York Times". She was "proud to be the Person I am."

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to order self-confidence and resilience was the second of three children of a poorer couple on 18. In January 1991, the 14,000-inhabitant municipality of Pilas, about 30 kilometers West of Seville, born in the TRANS-acquire a girl in the morning. In the village, where the father ran a small pub, had been Growing up for the little Angel of Mario, despite the support of understanding parents particularly difficult, told Ponce the newspaper "El País". "But I had a happy Childhood, because I'm a dick head. If anyone was insulted at the time, as a fag because I was wearing a headband, I went the next day with an even bigger on the road ... and with flowers.“

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Ponce completed the training to become a computer scientist, also learned the profession of a hairdresser, worked as a fitness instructor, and for a few years, she's a Model. In the world of fashion, they have prejudices, hypocrisy and the rejection he experienced, but also support.

Really happy but because of their activities as an activist of the LGBT movement, and especially as an employee of the Foundation "Fundación Daniela", which fights against the discrimination of young Transgender people. It holds, among other things, talks at schools. Once you got in the middle of the night a phone call from a young TRANS girl who played due to problems in the school with the idea that the life of a

With her participation in Miss Universe she could also therefore help to save lives, hopes Ponce. "I want to show, I've done it, you can do it too!" You have to dreams, "because dreams can be true" is the motto of the Spanish, the famous TRANS-women like US-actress Laverne Cox and Ex-Olympic decathlon champion and Reality Star Caitlyn Jenner the rank is about to expire.

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your response to the criticism of their Colombian Contestant also shows what the Miss Universe pioneer is cut. On Instagram, where she already has nearly half a Million Followers, she wrote, she didn't want to change the opinion of the latina. "It's not my job. I will rather make my reality and the world a little bit about the lack of Information about diversity tell.“ This was "an important factor that would undoubtedly lead to that so a lot of harassment, so many prejudices and so much violence to an end". (dpa)

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