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This weekend’s Miss Universe in Bangkok will be historic.
Miss Spain’s Angela Ponce is the contest’s first-ever transgender contestant since the 2012 reversal of a long-standing policy that says Miss Universe participants must be naturally born women.
The 27-year-old says she is proud and has a lot of pride with her role.
Ponce says she entered the fashion world a decade ago and has been a beauty contest the last three years.
Those who bet on this event say Ponce is a favorite in Sunday’s competition.