In 2012, Miss Universe surprised the world after officially dropping the longstanding rule that all participants must be “naturally born” women. Fast forward to 2018, we now finally have the first ever transgender contestant in the pageant.
Hailing from Spain, 27-year-old Angela Ponce recently made history for being the first transgender to join the competition and she has a strong message for the world – particularly to US President Donald Trump.
Miss Spain Angela Ponce is Miss Universe’s first ever transgender competitor.
In a DailyMail article, we learn that Ponce is aiming to bring attention to the fact that the transgender community continues to be “marginalized and misunderstood, with high rates of suicide.”
She specifically fired at President Trump after news broke that his administration has been “considering pushing changes to the law to define gender by biological traits at birth, while trying to block transgender people from military service,” the news site reported.
Trump was one of the former owners of Miss Universe long before he entered politics and Miss Spain is not happy about how the president tries to box people based on their physical qualities.
“I always say: having a vagina didn’t transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here,” pointing to her head.
Her message comes at a time when trans people are often met with discrimination in many different aspects. But she doesn’t let that stop her.
“Outsiders say what I can and cannot do, what I am and what I am not… No, I’m sorry. To be a woman is your identity.”
So far, she is grateful for all the support she’s been receiving and says it’s possibly rooted in the fact that people can relate with her.
Ponce pointed out:
“Who hasn’t suffered from prejudice? Who hasn’t had to deal with bullying?”
Back in her home country, Ponce works with an organization that help children battle the stigma associated with being transgender.
She also said:
“You can empower yourself like I have and turn something negative into your biggest strength.
“Children are born without prejudices and I think that if we talk to them about diversity from a young age… we can create a new generation of human beings who are raised a lot better, more tolerant and respectful.”
Watch her interview here:
Jason Momoa And Wife’s Ex Lenny Kravitz Got Matching Bone Skull Rings
Who says you can’t be friends with your wife’s ex?
Some husbands prefer to keep a distance from their partner's ex, but not Jason Momoa. The Aquaman star recently got matching bone skull rings for himself and his wife's former husband Lenny Kravitz. In fact, the two have been very supportive of each other for some time.
Jason Momoa shared an awesome photo on Instagram where he and Kravitz are proudly showing off their new rings. According to Momoa, the rings were crafted by LeroysWoodenTattoos, an artist based in North Carolina. Momoa presented Kravitz with the bone skull ring after the musician supported the Frontier star during his recent Saturday Night Live gig.
Momoa gave the rock star the ring as a thank you gift for his support.
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Is Now The Most Streamed Song from the 20th Century
Another win for Queen!
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is definitely one of those classic rock songs that just won't go away. What makes it special from the rest, however, is the fact that it's still breaking records to this present day.
Written by the late Freddie Mercury and originally released back in 1975, the track from Queen's album 'A Night At The Opera' has recently been named as the most streamed song from the 20th century with 1.6 billion streams. The number, according to a CNET report, is "based on streams of the song itself across Spotify, Apple Music and other services, as well as the iconic video on YouTube."
NASA Has An Epic Response To ‘Avengers 4’ Fans Requesting Them To Save Tony Stark
We need to save Tony Stark!
After all the whispers and speculations, “Avengers 4” finally has an official title — “Avengers: Endgame.” The revelation came along with the trailer of the much-anticipated movie, and it showed Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., drifting through space. Reality then finally sinks in that the upcoming installment is going to be the end of an era.
Being one of the most popular and beloved characters in the Avengers franchise, Marvel fans were heartbroken to see Iron Man in such an unfortunate situation. In fact, some even went as far as asking for NASA’s help to rescue everybody’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist.