Miss Universe Catriona Gray Stands Up For Transgender Miss Spain in Pageant

First transgender contestant competes in Miss Universe

Catriona Gray, drawn with colored pencils!

The 2018 Miss Universe pageant held a particular relevance for Spain: for the first time in the history of the competition, there was a transgender contestant, Ángela Ponce, a native of Seville.

Catriona Gray has proven that she's very hands-on with her Miss Universe outfits as she immersed herself in different local cultures and worked closely with designers.

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When asked on The Morning Show today if she had considered whether the controversy would impact on her chances of winning, Hung admitted that she had thought about it. After a while I realised that I can't change other people's perspective of me.

Fans have rallied behind Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green after she was crowned the first runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant over the weekend.

The organization has allowed transgender participation since 2012. Contestants from around the globe spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown.

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"I only need to be here", she said.

She participated in the Miss World Spain 2015 pageant where she represented Cadiz. "If they give me the crown, it would show trans women are just as much women as cis women".

Ponce said, "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".

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