Transgender woman becomes Miss Netherlands for first time
Netherland transgender woman, Rikkie Valerie Kolle, has been crowned the winner for the first time in the history of the Miss Netherland beauty pageant.
The 22-year-old transgender woman, made history on Sunday, 9th July 2023. She expressed her excitement via twitter over the development as she stood victorious with a bouquet while her competitors applauded.
She wrote,” I DID IT!’
The model, dressed in a beautiful red gown, was overcome by emotion while receiving her crown from her predecessor Ona Moody and reigning Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel from the USA.
Miss Kolle will now represent the Netherlands at the Miss Universe 2023, slated for December in El Salvador.