For the first time in history, a transgender woman has been crowned “Miss Holland”. Ricky wrote 22-year-old Valerie Cooley, who ran away by winning a certain beauty pageant on Saturday night. TMZ.
This means that she will be the one to represent the Netherlands when Miss Universe comes to El Salvador later this year. There you will compete against representatives from all over the world.
It didn’t take long after the coronation before Cole took to Instagram to comment on the win.
“I loved every moment”
In the post she shared to her 26,000 followers, the latest Miss Queen wrote that it was all unrealistic.
“I did it! It’s unrealistic, but I can call myself Miss Holland 2023. It was a learning process and a great one, and now nothing can go wrong this year,” she writes at the beginning and continues:
“I’m so proud and happy that I can’t put it into words. I made my environment proud and proved that it can be done. And yes, I’m trans and I’d love to share my story, but I’m also Ricky and that’s what matters to me.”
In conclusion, she thanks everyone in the “Miss Holland” system and writes that she is looking forward to “Miss Universe”.
The first trans woman
Despite the fact that Kolle is writing herself into the history books of the Netherlands, she isn’t the first transgender woman to be involved with “Miss Universe.” If you turn back the clock to 2018, “Miss Spain,” writes Angela Ponce, 32, was the first Washington Post.
Despite not winning the competition, she was proud and humbled to be given the opportunity to participate.
– This is for you, the invisible, the voiceless, because we all deserve to live in a world of respect, inclusiveness, and freedom. I am here today, proudly, representing my nation, and all women and human rights,” Ponce said at the time.
In 2019, Irene Grind Tonheim (29 years old) participated in “Miss Norway” as the first transgender woman in this country.
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