- Online influencer Xtina Paner felt offended by Winwyn Marquez’s negative view on transwomen joining pageants for natural-born women
- The 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana says that everybody should accept the official decision of Miss U on transgenders joining the prestigious international pageant
- Netizens have mixed reactions on Xtina Paner’s remarks against Winwyn’s opinion
Yesterday, social media influencer Xtina Paner via @xtinasuperstar felt offended by Winwyn Marquez’s negative remarks on transwomen. Winwyn’s views on transwomen joining beauty pageants did not sit well with social media influencer Xtina Paner, thus expressing her sentiments on Twitter.
KAMI learned that the 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana titleholder weighed in on Miss Universe Organization’s decision to let a Spanish transwoman win the Miss Universo España title. Previously this month, Angela Ponce, the very first transgender to have joined a world-title beauty pageant, won the hearts of mujeres, hombres, y gays de España.
Xtina Paner strongly averted from Winwyn’s opinion, “Girl, just cut the bs and say that you don't agree to it, wag mo na echosin ng "nothing against transgenders" or "I respect the Lgbt" keme, nakakairita lang.”
Netizens all over Twitter expressed their agreement to the influencer’s idea.
While one netizen raised that there’s a difference between a natural-born woman and a transwoman, whose nature is only to pretend and emulate the natural ones.
Another netizen cannot take that her mom, a "real woman," will be at same footing with a transgender.
Others are quite neutral on the issue brought up by Xtina on Twitter.
Teresita “Winwyn” Marquez said in an interview with Pep.ph, “I’m really proud na sobrang happy, out na talaga, and everyone is respecting them, di ba? Pero Miss Universe per se, sana ibigay na lang sa natural-born women.” In an earlier report on KAMI, Winwyn voiced out her mixed feelings regarding the matter.
However, she later backtracked by mentioning that there’s an unshared international beauty pageant for transwomen. “Kasi there is Miss International Queen, it’s a prestigious pageant also. And Miss International Queen ay isang beauty pageant na ekslusibo para sa mga transwomen.”
She also furthered, “Let’s just give it to natural-born women, and for transgenders to have their own prestigious pageant. It’s [a] tradition for Miss Universe.”
Winwyn capped it all off when she voiced that the Miss Universe Organization will have the final and irrevocable decision, which will be a pivotal moment for the LGBTQ communities. “It all boils down to what the Miss Universe Organization will do. If they accept, then we all have to accept it.”
Whatever the decision is, surely, there will be people raising their eyebrows on the issue, while others will applaud and raise their rainbow flags.
Xtina Paner is famous for her witty social media quips and reviews on international musicians, women empowerment, and strong views on feminism and LGBTQ acceptance.
Teresita Ssen "Winwyn" Márquez started out as a Kapuso actress, model, endorser, and dancer. She quit showbiz after getting a spot to earn the Latina-dominated beauty title “Reina Hispanoamericana de 2017” for which she was crowned as the first-ever Asian and non-Hispanic woman to have joined the prestigious competition, to date.
Transwoman Angela Ponce, a Cadiz native, first represented the Miss World España title in 2017. However, Miss Barcelona garnered the highest score, hailed as the winner that year. Out of all 22 contestants, Angela outstood and got her first crowning moment.
The transwoman titleholder promises to be an advocate for inclusion and diversity by “bringing the name and colours of Spain before the universe.” The 2017 competition was held in the same week of Spain’s unprecedented Pride march.
On the other hand, we asked our fellow Pinoys on the street regarding the superstitious beliefs they practice and accept and those that they do not. See the video link below for the questions we asked them!