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Biological Man May Win Miss Universe, Hopes to Send Trans Message to Trump

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A transgender contestant is being considered a frontrunner to win the Miss Universe competition over the rest of the biologically female contestants.

Angela Ponce won the qualifying rounds in Spain and will represent that country at the upcoming 2018 Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand on Dec. 16.

The model said a win would send a message to President Donald Trump, who used to own the pageant and didn't allow transgender contestants.

"It would be a win for human rights," Ponce said in an interview with Time Magazine. "Trans women have been persecuted and erased for so long. If they give me the crown, it would show trans women are just as much women as cis women."

Ponce was born a male, but underwent gender reassignment surgery.
The Blast reports online bookies are slating Ponce to win as a fan favorite.
The pageant began allowing transgender women to compete in 2012 after a Canadian transgender model filed a lawsuit.

Ponce wrote on Instagram after winning Miss Universe Spain in June: "My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion, respect and diversity not only for the LGBTQ+ community but also for the entire world."

Critics have said if Ponce wins the competition it'll be a another sign of political correctness run amok.


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Emily Jones is a multi-media journalist for CBN News in Jerusalem. Before she moved to the Middle East in 2019, she spent years regularly traveling to the region to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, meet with government officials, and raise awareness about Christian persecution. During her college years, Emily served as president of Regent University's Christians United for Israel chapter and spoke alongside world leaders at numerous conferences and events. She is an active member of the Philos Project, an organization that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement with the Middle