For the first time in the history of the iconic Miss Universe pageant, a transgender woman will compete for the crown.
Angela Ponce, 26, won Spain’s Miss Universe competition on June 29, beating out 22 other contestants for the coveted spot.
While this is yet another glass ceiling broken, it wasn't the first beauty pageant lightning rod.
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It was Janna Tackalova that made Angela's path possible.
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