Brían Nguyen becomes Miss America’s first local transgender titleholder

A student is Miss America’s first transgender contestant to win a local pageant – leading critics to accuse the ‘awakened’ competition of ‘stealing opportunities from female contestants’.

Earlier this month, 19-year-old Brían Nguyen made Miss America history when she became the first transgender woman to win the Miss Greater Derry title.

The Miss Greater Derry Scholarship Program, created by the Miss America Organization, welcomes applicants between the ages of 17 and 24 who will be judged on their “achievements in the areas of education, ability, talent, character, community service and balance”. Website.

In April, the business administration student will compete against other local winners to be Miss New Hampshire 2023.

The winner of the state round will then enter the broader Miss America pageant later in the year.

However, Miss Great Britain 1998 winner Leilani Dowding said she was disappointed to see Brían winning the crown over other candidates.

College student Brían Nguyen, 19, poses with other local Miss America contestants after her landmark victory. The aspiring model is the first transgender woman to win a local title

Brian on stage just after being crowned Miss Greater Derry last week.  The New Hampshire-based student said there were

Brian on stage just after being crowned Miss Greater Derry last week. The New Hampshire-based student said there were “no words” to explain how much the win meant to her

The 42-year-old wrote to ‘Daily Fetched’: “I won the Miss Great Britain pageant in 1998 and despite all the glitz and glamor on the surface, it took a lot of time and effort.

“When I saw the news that Brían Nguyen had won the competition, I thought about how I would feel if I was beaten by a big biological man after months of training and preparing for the competition.

“Winning the competition opened up a world of opportunity for me as I was allowed to compete fairly in an era with no waking ideology. Unfortunately, these young women are not given the same opportunity today.”

The former beauty queen went on to accuse the pageant of “looking desperately bright and inclusive” to appeal to younger generations.

Leilani Dowding - who was crowned Miss Great Britain in 1998 - said

Leilani Dowding – who was crowned Miss Great Britain in 1998 – said “young women don’t have the same opportunity” as she did when transgender contestants are allowed to enter beauty pageants. Pictured in 2000

The former Miss GB - pictured in 2021 - says Brian's win was unfair to other contestants.  She wrote,

The former Miss GB – pictured in 2021 – says Brian’s win was unfair to other contestants. She wrote, “Winning the competition opened up a world of opportunity for me because I was allowed to compete fairly in an era with no waking ideology.”

She added: “Brian Nguyen just got lucky to be born at the right time.”

Continuing her argument on Instagram, Leilani added, “For the future of women, we can’t allow that, they don’t even realize the opportunity stolen from them by a biological male and it’s out of control.”

In the meantime, UK news presenter Mark Dolan commented, “Yes folks, we’ve reached the climax – where an intact biological male woke up […] calls herself a woman and beats a group of real young girls in a female beauty pageant.’

The pageant has since removed from their website the information about the amount Brían won through her scholarship.

Brían celebrated the milestone on her Instagram page, saying “no words” could explain how much the win meant to her.

She wrote: “In Miss America’s 100 year history, I have officially become the FIRST transgender title winner within the Miss America Organization.

“No words can describe the feeling of having the opportunity to serve my community and to represent my community for the first time at Miss New Hampshire.

Anita Green, a 29-year-old transgender woman, had her beauty pageant lawsuit dismissed Thursday by a federal judge, who ruled that Miss United States is under no obligation to admit trans competitors

Anita Green, a 29-year-old transgender woman, had her beauty pageant lawsuit dismissed Thursday by a federal judge, who ruled that Miss United States is under no obligation to admit trans competitors

Green, a native of Clackamas, Oregon, said while she was disappointed with the ruling, she was pleased that her lawsuit drew attention to the issue

Green, a native of Clackamas, Oregon, said while she was disappointed with the ruling, she was pleased that her lawsuit drew attention to the issue

“I am so honored to be crowned your new Miss Greater Derry 2023 and thrilled to show you all what I have up my sleeves. It’s going to be a great year.”

In a follow-up post, the student explained how she wants to pursue a career in modeling and one day create “sustainable, ethical and inclusive products such as clothing, cosmetics and accessories.”

Additionally, the aspiring Miss America contestant has launched a social media initiative with the hashtag #QueensAreEverywhere.

Explaining how she wants to “make everyone proud,” she continued, “This is a media movement that is helping the next generation develop confidence, fulfill their potential and become the leaders of their destiny.

“It does this by giving a spotlight to members of the community who have faced adversity and teaching how they have overcome it. I look forward to continuing to grow this project and expanding it to in-person events and performances.’

Brían wins just a week after the US Circuit Court of Appeals allowed competing Miss United States of America LLC to bar transgender women from entering.

In 2019, Anita Green sued Miss USA for banning her from attending the pageant because she wasn’t a “naturally born woman” — which she says violated Oregan state law.

However, earlier this month federal court upheld the original ruling in favor of the organization, invoking its First Amendment rights.

However, not everyone was so critical of Brían’s landmark victory – as followers rushed to congratulate her in her latest Instagram post.

One replied, “Miss New Hampshire, you better get ready!”

“You are amazing,” added another. ‘Follow your luck.’

“Gorgeous queen inside and out,” gushed a third.

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