First transgender Miss Universe contestant heavy favorite to win

First transgender Miss Universe contestant heavy favorite to win
Angela Ponce (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – New definition of ‘beauty queen’]

Angela Ponce is the first transgender woman to compete for the title of Miss Universe, and she’s said to be a heavy favorite to win.

Ponce, a 27-year old model from Seville, bested her fellow countrywomen in Spain’s top beauty pageant in June, earning herself the right to compete for the international, if not intergalactic, crown in Bangkok in December.

The Blast celebrity website reported Tuesday that Ponce is far-and-away the frontrunner going into the pageant, at least by the reckoning of internet odds-makers.

Trending: Cartoon of the Day: Looney Toons

“As the competition nears, online bookies are taking action, and Ponce has grown to become the clear favorite with current odds of +600,” Blast said. “The folks at compiled their list of where all the countries currently stand. To put it in perspective, the Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers has odds of +2,000 if she wins the whole competition.”

Ironically, given his antagonism of transgender Americans, President Donald Trump is in part responsible for Ponce’s success. Trump was the owner of the Miss Universe pageant in 2012 when the rules were changed to allow transgender competitors.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.