Miss Spain makes history as 1st transgender Miss Universe contestant

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham

Hung was captured on camera talking with Miss USA, Sarah Summers, and Miss Colombia, Valeria Molares, about how hard it would be for Miss Cambodia, Rern Sinat, competing in the pageant as a woman who can not speak either English or Spanish. "I'm showing that trans women can be whatever they want to be: a teacher, a mother, a doctor, a politician, and even Miss Universe".

As the new Miss Universe, Gray took over the title from Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa when she won last December.

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A teary eyed, Angela in her recorded interview said, "I don't need to win Miss Universe".

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Miss Cambodia is here and doesn't speak any English, and not a single other person speaks her language.

I'm so emotional right now.

But the focus wasn't only on her Mayon Volcano-inspired gown and the famed Mikimoto crown as many also noticed her iconic ear cuff.

While the Miss Universe Organization announced that it was allowing transwomen candidates to participate back in 2012, it was only this year when someone actually made it into the competition.

The 24-year-old - who was born in Australia and studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts - was a favorite to win going into the competition.

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