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Que honor y orgullo poder ser parte de la historia de @missuniverse. Esto es por ustedes, por aquellos que no tienen visibilidad, ni voz, porque todos merecemos un mundo de respeto, inclusión y libertad. Y hoy estoy aquí, representando con orgullo a mi nación, a todas las mujeres y a los derechos humanos. • #missuniverse #missuniverso #confidentlybeautiful #thailand #bangkok #roadtomissuniverse #67thmissuniverse #angelaponce #spain #preliminar
Miss Spain Angela Ponce may not have made it to this year’s top 10, but she’s still a winner to many fans’ hearts. The first trans contestant in the Miss Universe pageant, her participation in the competition was in itself a great victory for the LGBTQ+ community.
Here are just some of the emotional reactions as seen on Twitter by those moved by Miss Spain and her Miss Universe journey.
— dave guino (@kakaidave) December 17, 2018
You know what’s louder than the online bullying and violence hurled against Miss Spain, the first trans Miss Universe candidate?
It’s the earth-shattering noise created by the glass ceiling she broke. Others might get the crown & other prizes, but Miss Spain, she gets the sky.
— Jonas Bakla ?️? (@jonasbagas) December 17, 2018
We have a long way to go before we do right by our trans brothers and sisters. I don’t know if you broke a glass ceiling today, but your story definitely broke my heart. #MissUniverse #MissSpain pic.twitter.com/zRyaSIznMa
— Sebastian Castro (@Seb_Castro) December 17, 2018
Thank you thank you thank you Miss Universe Organization for recognizing and celebrating transwomen. I am deeply touched and filled with PRIDE. Thank you, @angelaponceof. You truly are beautiful ?
— Pat Bringas (@pyarbie) December 17, 2018
— ???????? (@czrnescrl) December 17, 2018
— Free CL (@SUPERGZB) December 17, 2018
— ☁ (@jnclffrd) December 17, 2018
Awww. ????? Nakakaiyak… Go Miss Spain!!! Keep breaking those boundaries. ?❤️ No hate, all love. What a wonderful achievement. #MissUniverse
— Laura Lehmann (@IAmLauraLehmann) December 17, 2018
We love you, Miss Spain. You are also a winner in our hearts!
(BTW, we're teary-eyed. So powerful.)
— Preen.ph (@preenph) December 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of Angela Ponce’s Instagram account
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