First transgender contestant 'makes history' in Miss Universe

Published on 15 Dec 2018 11:38:29 AM

Angela Ponce is set to make history when she takes part in the Miss Universe finals in Bangkok, Thailand on Dec 17.

The Miss Spain said she is privileged to be taking part in the beauty pageant as the first transgender contestant, as it is something that only a few can experience.

The Miss Universe Organization lifted a ban on transgender contestants in 2012.