For the first time, a transwoman was crowned Miss Portugal beauty pageant.

According to foreign media, 28-year-old Marina Machet is an air hostess by profession.

Before winning the title, Machet posted on social media stating, “Proud to be the first trans woman to compete for the title of Miss Universe Portugal,”.


“For years it was not possible for me to participate and today I am proud to be part of this incredible group of finalists,” , she added.

As per reports, Miss Portugal will now compete with another transwoman, Rikkie Kolle, for the title of Miss Universe in the Central American country of El Salvador.

22-year-old Rikkie Kolle became the first transgender woman in July to win the Miss Netherlands title.

Both the winners will succeed Angela Ponce of Spain, who became the first transgender candidate for the Miss Universe title in 2018.