After being crowned Miss Netherlands, Rikkie Valerie Kollé will represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant.
The 22-year-old will be the second openly transgender woman to participate in the Miss Universe pageant.
Kollé took to Instagram to express her excitement and share her story.
“Yes I’m trans and I want to share my story but I’m also Rikkie and that’s what matters to me. I did this on my own strength and enjoyed every moment,” she wrote.
Kollé said she wants to be an example for others and is excited for the next adventure.