Born in 1991 on January 18, Angela Ponce made history on June 29 this year by becoming the first transgender Miss Spain 2018.
The 26-year-old transgender model hails from Seville.
The Spanish model will go on to represent Spain in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
She rose to the limelight when she became Miss World Cadiz in the 2015 edition.
After winning the Miss Spain title, she had written on her Instagram, “Bringing the name and colours of Spain before the universe is my great dream.”
“My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion, respect and diversity,” she had also said.
The Spanish model had also explained, “Society is not educated for diversity, it’s what made me go public, I mean, here I am and I’m not weird.”
She also told an international magazine, “I just have a different story, a woman who came to life differently but I am a woman.”
The Miss Universe pageant is expected to be held on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.