A transgender beauty queen contestant was crowned Miss Netherlands 2023 on Saturday at the AFAS Theater.
Rikkie Valerie Kolle – a 22-year-old biological male – defeated a field of nine biological women to be named Miss Universe Netherlands. Kolle is the first-ever transgender woman to win the national beauty title.
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Kolle dethroned previous winner Ona Moody and will now represent the Netherlands at the 72nd Miss Universe competition in El Salvador.
Kolle will not be the first transgender competitor in the Miss Universe competition. Miss Spain Angela Ponce, a transgender beauty contestant, competed in Miss Universe in 2018. Ponce did not advance to the finals of the Miss Universe beauty contest.
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