22-year-old man named Miss Netherlands; will compete for Miss Universe


Rikkie Valerie Kollé Miss Universe

On Saturday, Rikkie Valerie Kollé, a 22-year-old man, was topped Miss Netherlands, and can go on to compete within the Miss Universe pageant. In an Instagram post, he wrote:

“Sure I’m trans and I need to share my story however I’m additionally Rikkie and that’s what issues to me. I did this by myself energy and loved each second.

Wherever you’re on this planet, I need to be there for you and be the instance that I missed as a bit of me.”

In response to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, the Miss Netherlands 2023 jury said:

“This finalist has radiated all through the present and has additionally made the best progress within the course of… She has a robust story with a transparent mission. The jury is satisfied that the group will get pleasure from working with this younger girl.”

Kollé went on puberty blockers at 12, started taking cross-sex hormones at 16, and had a intercourse change surgical procedure in January.

Miss Universe (in addition to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA) is now owned by a person named Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip (also referred to as Khun Anne or Anne Jakrajutatip), the “third richest transgender individual on this planet,” who purchased the pageant for 20 million {dollars} in 2020. He was hailed as “the primary girl to personal international magnificence pageant Miss Universe Group in its 71-year historical past.” He not too long ago instructed Them:

“I might like to see Miss Universe develop into one of many largest on-line magazines for girls and LGBTQ [people] by way of easy methods to reside the most effective life, easy methods to costume, easy methods to stroll, discuss, prepare dinner, train, journey, cash, love, easy methods to take care of your kids.

We’re typically clueless on easy methods to reside life and we need to reside the most effective life so we now have to be the girlfriend for all ladies around the globe.”

In 2018, Jakrajutatip based Life Impressed for Transsexuals Basis (LIFT), a non-profit that has campaigned for intercourse self-ID legal guidelines in Thailand. He obtained the Asia Media Lady of the 12 months award on the Content material Asia Summit in Singapore in 2019 and was named as one of many “Ladies of the yr 2022” by The Bangkok Publish. In 2020, Them stories that Jakrajutatip turned “a mom, having saved her sperm and located an egg donor.” In reality, the 44-year-old homosexual man spent $800,000 to buy two infants by way of surrogates in Greece.

“We’re going to rework the world by having everybody have a look at us,” he instructed Them.

Miss Universe will happen in El Salvador later this yr.