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Miss Spain Angela Ponce To Be First Transgender Contestant At Miss Universe

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Angela Ponce Camacho will enter the Miss Universe 2018 pageant as Miss Spain 2018.Ponce was preceded by Miss Spain 2017 winner Sofia del Prado. If Ponce can make a run in the competition and come away with the crown, she will become only the second-ever Miss Spain to win the Miss Universe pageant. The only Miss Spain to win the pageant to-date is Amparo Munoz in 1974.

The 27-year-old model, who was previously crowned Miss World Cadiz 2015, will be making history when she steps onto the stage for the Miss Universe pageant.

Ponce will be the first-ever transgender contestant to represent any country at the international competition. Transgender competitors were previously banned from Miss Universe until 2012. Ponce is considered one of the favorites to bring home the crown in the eyes of the oddsmakers.

You can follow Angela and learn more about her journey by clicking follow on Instagram or heading on over to her official Twitter account. Additional photos of Angela Ponce can be seen below.

The 2018 Miss Universe National Costume Competition was just aired via live stream December 10, 2018. So far we have seen all the candidates who are going to compete in this year’s pageant showcased a costume that represents their nation in an elaborate display of color and culture from around the world. The official Miss Universe 2018 will air in the United States live Sunday, December 16 from 7 to 10 P.M. ET live/ PT tape-delayed on FOX.


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