The most beautiful woman in the universe comes this year from the Philippines: The 24-year-old Catriona Gray was named on Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok for Miss Universe. The student of music theory, beat more than 90 competitors. Among them, a transsexual candidate was with the Spanish girl Angela Ponce for the first time.
The Philipina Gray was at the end of the candidates from South Africa, and Venezuela. The Miss Universe of last year, the South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, presented the winner of the crown.
to be interviewed During the live televised election the candidates their views on issues such as freedom of the press, the legalization of marijuana, refugees, and the #MeToo debate. Gray received a round of applause for their work in the slums of the Philippine capital of Manila.
After the ceremony, Gray announced that in the future, for people living with HIV and Aids. "A few years ago I lost a close friend, of health complications due to HIV," she said at their press conference. "It is, therefore, one of my first concerns is to draw attention and to encourage people to do the Test and know about your condition."
Only women in the Jury
was The Miss Universe for the 67. Time instead. The Jury was of this year exclusively with women, including former beauty Queens, but also business women.
Even otherwise, the competition this year resulted in positive reactions: The Spanish candidate Ponce was the first transsexual candidate, since the beauty contest said goodbye six years ago, of the principle, all the candidate would have to be "naturally born" women.
Ponce is an advocate for a greater acceptance of transsexual people and hopes for a "more tolerant and more respectful" society, as you said, the AFP news Agency. "I always say: to have A Vagina, doesn't make me a woman. I was before I was born a woman, because that is my identity." Outside of the Miss Universe competition transgender to be understood, as before, are often marginalized and miss. The suicide rate among them is high.
upset before the election
For detuning a Manifestations of the Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, who was enjoying herself in the social media about the candidates from Vietnam and Cambodia because they speak no English, made before the election. Later Summers, when the Online service, Instagram apologized for the statements.
In the Philippines, where beauty contests are extremely popular, followed the election closely. The controversial head of state Rodrigo Duterte, the winner sent his wishes for the happiness. Gray's victory will ensure that the Philippines would be perceived on the world map for "beauty and elegance", he said, according to a spokesman. (amu/AFP)
Created: 17.12.2018, 14:08 PM