Ángela Ponce

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Ángela Maria Ponce Camacho
Born
Ángel Mario Ponce Camacho

1991 (age 27–28)
Seville, Spain[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
TitleMiss World Cadiz 2015
Miss Spain 2018[3]
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorDirty Blond
Eye colorLight Blue
Major
competition(s)
Miss World Cadiz 2015
(Winner)
Miss World Spain 2015
(Eliminated)
Miss Universe Spain 2018
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2018
(Unplaced)

Ángela Maria Ponce Camacho (born Ángel Mario Ponce Camacho in 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 transgender woman to be crowned Miss Spain.[4] She represented her country at Miss Universe 2018 as the first transgender contestant competing for the title.[5][6] She did not advance to the finals.[7]

Career[edit]

Ponce entered and won the Miss World Cadiz 2015 title. Since she won that title, she represented Cadiz in Miss Universe Spain 2015. At that pageant, she was unplaced.[4] On 29 June 2018, Ponce competed at the Miss Universe Spain 2018 pageant and won the title, becoming the first transgender woman to win the title.[1] She represented Spain at the Miss Universe 2018 finals in Bangkok, in which she was unplaced.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
María Sevilla
Miss World Cadiz
2015
Succeeded by
Sara López
Preceded by
Sofía del Prado
Miss Spain
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent