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 alone power and loved each second.

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

In line with 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 powerful story with a transparent mission. The jury is satisfied that the group will take pleasure in working with this younger lady.”

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 (often known as Khun Anne or Anne Jakrajutatip), the “third richest transgender individual on the planet,” who purchased the pageant for 20 million {dollars} in 2020. He was hailed as “the primary lady to personal world magnificence pageant Miss Universe Group in its 71-year historical past.” He lately instructed Them:

“I’d like to see Miss Universe turn into one of many largest on-line magazines for ladies and LGBTQ [people] when it comes to methods to reside the perfect life, methods to gown, methods to stroll, discuss, prepare dinner, train, journey, cash, love, methods to take care of your youngsters.

We’re generally clueless on methods to reside life and we need to reside the perfect life so we’ve to be the girlfriend for all girls 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 acquired the Asia Media Lady of the Yr 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 grew to become “a mom, having saved her sperm and located an egg donor.” In truth, the 44-year-old homosexual man spent $800,000 to buy two infants through surrogates in Greece.

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

Miss Universe will happen in El Salvador later this yr.