The most beautiful woman in the universe comes from the Philippines: The 24-year-old Catriona Gray was named on Monday in the Thai capital, Bangkok, the most beautiful woman in the universe. The music student, beat more than 90 competitors for the coveted title. A stir in this year’s Miss Universe contest was also the first transgender contestant in the history of the competition, the Spaniard Angela Ponce.

to be interviewed During the live televised election the candidates their views on issues such as freedom of the press, the legalization of marijuana, refugees, and the #MeToo debate. The eventual winner Gray received a round of applause for their work in the slums of the Philippine capital of Manila. In the case of their victory, they wanted to find areas “where I could give something back, where I could offer something.”

The decision on who won the Miss title, met this time with women’s Jury. Already in the run-up to the Spanish claimant, Ponce had written history: she was the first transsexual candidate, since the beauty contest said goodbye six years ago, of the principle, all the candidate would have to be “naturally born” women.