Brian Nguyen, a man who underwent gender reassignment surgery, made history by becoming the first transgender man to win a beauty pageant that was organized by Miss America.
The article in the publication states that “He Won the Title of Miss Greater Derry.”
The scholarship goes to the contestant who comes out on top in the Miss Greater Derry competition.
“Hello, my name is Brian Nguyen, I am 19 years old, and I am now in the first year of my Business Administration program at Nashua Community College.
Nguyen said on her own blog that she was “pleased” to be the first transgender woman to win the local Miss America title.
“I am thrilled to be the first transgender woman to win the local Miss America title.”
Mixed feelings were expressed by users of various social media platforms in response to Brian’s victory.
“And this is what it looks like when misogyny is put into practice,” “Men want to devalue women, so women will no longer be the focus of the Miss America pageant,” said one contestant.
“Yes, this is going to happen.” Indignant ladies took to social media to express their outrage, writing things like “He didn’t even make a gorgeous girl.”
The United States Court of Appeals reached the conclusion this week that the Miss United States organization cannot be compelled to admit transgender contestants because doing so would prevent the organization from promoting “an ideal picture of American womanhood.”