A transgender woman took home the title of Miss Universe Netherlands 2023. She will now be the country’s representative at the Miss Universe pageant in 2023.
Rikkie Valerie Kolle, 22, was crowned Miss Netherlands on July 8 after winning the pageant, earning her a spot in the upcoming Miss Universe competition later this year.
The former Miss Netherlands, Ona Grouchy, and ruling Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel (from USA) were close by to give Kolle the big award.
In December, El Salvador will host the 2023 Miss Universe pageant, in which women from all over the world will compete for the title of Miss Universe.
Rikkie Valerie Kolle would become the second transsexual woman to contend at Miss Universe after Spain’s Angela Ponce in 2018.