A transgender woman wins the Miss Netherlands 2023 competition: a first in history

Miss Netherlands 2023 made history thanks to its winner, Rikkie Valerie Kollé, who became the first transgender model to win the beauty pageant.

A transgender woman wins the Miss Netherlands 2023 competition: a first in history© rikkievaleriekolle

A transgender woman wins the Miss Netherlands 2023 competition: a first in history
This is a first in the history of the ancestral Miss competition. Every year, young women compete to become Miss Universe . A competition that advocates inclusiveness, as specified on the website.

“We create and provide a safe space for women to share their stories and make a personal, professional and philanthropic impact. Representatives from each country serve as inspiring leaders and are role models for their communities ,” we can read.

A transgender woman wins the Miss Netherlands 2023 competition: a first in history

Rikkie Valerie Kollé is the first transgender to win Miss Universe Netherlands

Values ​​that the Netherlands has just proven with its 2023 election . Indeed, this year, the country’s representative made history! Rikkie Valerie Kollé became the first transgender model to win the beauty pageant.

Who is Rikke Valerie Kollé?

Rikkie Valerie Kollé is 22 years old and currently lives in Breda, Netherlands. She is Dutch and of Moluccan origin.

Rikkie wants to become a voice and role model for the queer community and plans to dedicate her life and career to “helping those who have been rejected by their families during their transition process ,” reports World 360 News.

A transgender woman wins the Miss Netherlands 2023 competition: a first in history

According to her Instagram account and her 29,000 subscribers, the 22-year-old is a model and actress. The new Miss regularly posts photos and videos of her daily life.

Unfortunately, her election did not go well with everyone and the young woman received many transphobic comments.

“You’re a guy. You’re taking the place of biological women”, “well done. A man has just stolen the first place from a woman and is applauded

This is a translation of an article from Oh!mymag UK – Rikkie Valerie Kollé wins Miss Universe Netherlands 2023: Who is the Dutch transgender model?

A transgender woman wins the Miss Netherlands 2023 competition: a first in history

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