Miss Colombia Stirs Controversy, Saying Beauty Pageants Are Not for Transgenders

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As the most beautiful models from around the globe are preparing for the Miss Universe pageant that will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, in December, the beauty competition has drawn much controversy, even from its contestants.

The new  Miss Colombia, Valeria Morales, has been slammed as intolerant after suggesting that transgender people shouldn’t compete for the sparkly Miss Universe tiara, alluding to 27-year-old Angela Ponce, who made history earlier this year by becoming the first transgender woman to ever be crowned Miss Spain.

“I think that beauty shows like Miss Universe should be for women who are born women, and I think it would be a disadvantage for Ponce too. Therefore, we should respect her but not share it with her,” Morales said in an interview with Colombian television – Agency.

 

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