Ángela Ponce

Ángela Maria Ponce Camacho (born 18 January 1991) is a Spanish model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Spain 2018. Ponce made history on 29 June 2018 as the first openly transgender woman to be crowned Miss Spain.[5] She represented her country at Miss Universe 2018 as the first openly transgender contestant competing for the title.[6][7] She did not advance to the finals.[8]

Ángela Ponce
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Ángela Ponce in 2018
Born
Ángel Maria Ponce Camacho

(1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 31)[1]
Seville, Spain[2]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss World Cadiz 2015
Miss Universe Spain 2018[4]
Hair colorDirty Blond
Eye colorLight Blue
Major
competition(s)
Miss World Cadiz 2015
(Winner)
Miss World Spain 2015
(Unplaced)
Miss Universe Spain 2018
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2018
(Unplaced)

CareerEdit

Ponce entered and won the Miss World Cadiz 2015 title. Since she won that title, she represented Cadiz in Miss World Spain 2015. At that pageant, she was unplaced.[5] On 29 June 2018, she competed at the Miss Universe Spain 2018 pageant and won the title, becoming the first openly transgender woman to win the title.[2] She represented Spain at the Miss Universe 2018 finals in Bangkok losing to Catriona Gray from Philippines.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ángela Ponce: su biografía". El Heraldo de Mexico (in Spanish). 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ángela Ponce – Miss Universe Spain 2018". awardgoesto.com. awardgoesto. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  3. ^ Ángela Ponce. missuniverse.com
  4. ^ "ÁNGELA PONCE: LA TRANSEXUAL MÁS HERMOSA DE ESPAÑA QUE CAMBIARÁ PARA SIEMPRE MISS UNIVERSO". be Miss Universe Spain (in Spanish). 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b Tantiangco, Aya (30 June 2018). "Miss Universe Spain crowns its first transgender queen, Ángela Ponce". gmanetwork.com. GMA Network. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  6. ^ Amy B Wang (17 December 2018). "Miss Spain makes history as first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe pageant". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ Cady Lang (17 December 2018). "Miss Spain Made History as the First Miss Universe Transgender Competitor". Time. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  8. ^ Castillo, Jackie (2018-12-17). "Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims crown". CNN Style. Retrieved 2018-12-17.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
María Sevilla
Miss World Cadiz
2015
Succeeded by
Sara López
Preceded by Miss Spain Universe
2018
Succeeded by