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First Colombian Trans Woman Aims for Miss Universe Colombia Crown

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Jimenez’s journey to the Miss Universe Colombia pageant is a significant moment in the history of Colombian pageantry. Credit: @jassminejimenez/Instagram

Miss Universe Colombia has welcomed Jasmine Jimenez, a 25-year-old trans woman from Valle del Cauca, as a contestant in its upcoming pageant. This inclusion marks a significant shift in the Colombian beauty pageant scene, reflecting a global trend towards greater inclusivity. The policy changes in the pageant now accommodate a diverse range of participants, including married individuals, mothers, those over 28, and transgender contestants like Jimenez.

Jimenez, 25, is not new to the world of beauty pageants. Her journey, which began with her gender transition at a young age, was marked by a passion for redefining beauty standards. Her decision to compete in Miss Universe Colombia was influenced by the pageant’s evolving policies, which align with her experiences in international beauty contests, including her noteworthy participation in the Miss International Queen pageant.

From Valle del Cauca to the National Stage

Her candidacy for Miss Universe Colombia, announced to her extensive Instagram following, has sparked interest and support. Her announcement video, showcasing her runway skills, has resonated with many, highlighting the support of her community in Colombia. Born in Cali, Colombia, and currently residing in Madrid, Spain, Jimenez’s international experience adds to her representation of Valle del Cauca in the national pageant.

Her participation in Miss Universe Colombia is more than a personal achievement; it represents a broader shift in societal attitudes towards beauty and representation in Colombia. Her presence in the competition is seen as a step towards a more inclusive and diverse representation in beauty pageants, both in Colombia and globally.

A Symbol of Diversity and Inclusion

Jimenez’s journey to the Miss Universe Colombia pageant is a significant moment in the history of Colombian pageantry. Her story is not just about challenging traditional norms but also about inspiring others who see her as a symbol of progress.

As she prepares for the Miss Universe Colombia pageant, her journey represents a pivotal moment in the history of Colombian pageantry. Her story transcends the challenge of traditional norms and serves as an inspiration to many who view her as a beacon of progress and change. Jimenez’s participation in the pageant is a testament to the evolving dynamics in beauty pageants, where diversity and inclusivity are increasingly recognized and celebrated.


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