Entertainment Desk: He was a pilot by profession. Now she is ‘Miss Portugal’. The name of this 28-year-old transgender woman is Marina Mashetti. Last Thursday (October 5), she won first place in the finals of ‘Miss Universe Portugal’ held in Borba, Evora, southern Portugal. News from AFP.
For the first time, a transgender woman won the title of Miss Universe Portugal. She will represent Portugal on the global stage at the Miss Universe pageant in El Salvador.
According to the report, the transgender woman’s name is Marina Mashetti. Last Thursday (October 5), she was first in the finals of Miss Universe Portugal in Borba, Evora, southern Portugal. A 28-year-old transgender woman is a pilot by profession.
Another transgender woman will also participate in the global phase of the Miss Universe pageant in El Salvador, officials said. His name is Ricky Kole (22) from the Netherlands. She won the title of Miss Netherlands last July.
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In a social media post before winning the Miss Portugal title, Marina wrote, “I will be proud to be the first transgender woman to win the Miss Universe Portugal title.” I have not had the opportunity to participate in this competition for many years. I feel proud to participate in the finals of this competition today with the amazing contestants.’
Earlier in 2018, Spain’s Angela Ponce competed as a transgender woman for the first time in Miss Universe.