Friday, May 03, 2019
Will We Have A Trans Miss Norway Universe?
We have already had two trans women in this Miss Universe 2019 competition cycle attempt to do so in Brazil and Puerto Rico, but neither advanced to their national pageant stages.
Nathalie Oliveira competed in the Miss Rio de Janeiro Universe pageant back in January. While she was a first runner up at the 2016 Miss International Queen trans pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, she failed to advance to the Miss Brazil pageant stage.
The same was the case for Puerto Rico's Daniela Arroyo. She got a callback for the Miss Puerto Rico Universe pageant, but wasn't selected as one of the final 29 contestants.
She is the first out trans person to make the 12 person field that selects Norway's representative in the Miss Universe Pageant.
Good luck to Eirin, and hope she does grace the Miss Universe 2019 stage later this year. I also hope she goes farther in the competition and actually makes the 15 semifinalists.
TransGriot Update: Eirin was third runner up in the pageant