Nagbigay opinyon ang reigning Queen ng Reina Hispanoamericana na si Teresita Winwyn Marquez sa isyu ng pagsali ng transgender candidate na si Angela Ponce ng Spain sa prestigious Miss Universe pageant.
“This goes with Miss Universe right? But I’m very happy for Miss Spain (Angela Ponce). I have nothing against them. Sobrang I loved that people are open minded talaga.”
Si Winwyn ang kauna-unahang Pinay beauty at unang Asian candidate na kinorohan bilang Reina Hispanoamericana 2017.
Ayon kay Winwyn, mayroon din na sariling prestigious pageant ang mga transgender beauty.
“For me, personally I hope Miss Universe kasi sana ang sumali is Natural Born Women talaga. If transgender, I think they have their own prestigious pageant din. I think it’s Miss Queen International tama? So parang same lang naman ang pagka prestigious niya.
“Pero if Miss Universe Organization accepts and allow that, well we have to really accept it and I’m not against them.”
Aniya, ang Miss Universe ay isang traditional platform para sa mga kababaihan.
“But in my personal opinion lang, I think let’s gives chance also to the natural born women kasi it’s their platform and it’s a tradition already and I hope they understand it also.”