Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Angela Ponce Miss Spain 2018 was the first transgender contestant during The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition. Contestants from around the globe spent the last few weeks touring filming rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown

First transgender contestant competes in Miss Universe

She would get a job offer, and have it rescinded when the client learned she was transgender and competed in pageants she wasn't allowed to win.

Angela Ponce, Spain's Miss Universe hopeful and the pageant's first-ever transgender contestant, was unable to capture the crown on Sunday night - and she couldn't have cared less.

Even though she couldn't make it to top 20, her historic walk made everyone emotional.

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"I'm very excited to participate in Miss Universe".

Ms Catriona Gray of the Philippines (centre) is congratulated by contestants after winning the Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok.

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Hung was captured on camera talking with Miss USA, Sarah Summers, and Miss Colombia, Valeria Molares, about how hard it would be for Miss Cambodia, Rern Sinat, competing in the pageant as a woman who can not speak either English or Spanish.

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"My hope is for tomorrow to be able to live in a world of equality for everyone, simply for us all to understand that we are human and we must make all our lives easier together", she said.

I deleted my Instagram at one point and I just didn't look at anything. "She is that voice for the transgender community".

She participated in the Miss World Spain 2015 pageant where she represented Cadiz.

Messages of support were pouring in Sunday on Twitter after Ponce's exit.

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