Criticism of the new Miss Holland for being a trans woman Rikkie Valerie Kollé

Transgender model and actress Rikkie Valerie Kollé has been crowned the winner of Miss Netherlands


Rikkie Valerie won the Dutch Beauty Pageant, with Nathalie Mogbelzada coming in second place on Saturday last in Leudsen, Netherlands. The model will represent the Netherlands in the world Miss Universe pageant, to be held in El Salvador, but still It has no confirmed date.

Valerie is a trans woman, which has sparked a wave of curses and Disqualifications on social networks. Many of his critics believe that "no it is fair" that she participates in "a women's contest".

However, it is not the first time that a trans woman participates in the contest, since Ángela Ponce also participated in 2018 after being crowned Miss Spain. The international beauty pageant allows the participation of trans women since 2012, which has meant a step forward for the Organization in terms of inclusion and acceptance of diversity.

Although competition allows, many believe that a trans woman cannot participate in this type of events. Despite the many criticisms it received Throughout her life, the 22-year-old model had and has the support unconditional of his family. In fact, he started treatment at age 8 and He managed to change his name at age 11.

She says, "I feel like I was born in the wrong body. I was born little Rik, but I always knew I wanted to be the great Rikkie. Going from boy to girl gave me a feeling of belonging and authenticity".

The jury ranked his entry above the final nine rivals, considering her the most advanced participant in the competition. "She has a Solid history with a clear mission," the jurors said.

She currently combines modeling and acting, having competed in other beauty contests, such as the Next Top Model in Holland.

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