National PostApril 3, So, Yes, She should be able to compete because the modifications she made to her body are not set apart from contestants that were born women but had physical modifications, They are just more extensive. So, Good luck Miss Spain. Ponce made history at the show on Sunday because she was the first transgender woman to ever compete in the pageant. She experienced gender dysphoria beginning in early childhood, and began her gender transition at age 14, while attending Vancouver's Killarney Secondary School before completing her sex reassignment surgery at Inrival contest Miss Universe announced that it would allow transgender beauty queens after Canadian model Jenna Talackova successfully sued Miss Universe Canada organisers for initially disqualifying her for being transgender. No, they should not be allowed in regular beauty pageants.
She told AP, "If my going through all this contributes to the world moving a little step forward, then that's a personal crown that will always accompany me.
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