First transgender contestant competes in Miss Universe

Miss Spain proud to be first transgender contestant in Miss Universe

(CNN) - This weekend’s Miss Universe in Bangkok, Thailand, will be historic.

The contest has its first-ever transgender woman competing.

Angela Ponce of Spain says she has “a lot of pride” with her role.

Ponce says she entered the fashion world a decade ago and has been in beauty contests for the last three years.

Those who bet on this event say Ponce is a favorite for Sunday's competition.

First trans woman to compete in Miss Universe pageant

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