Trans Takes All: Miss Universe Now Has Two Biological Male Contestants

Tierin-Rose Mandelburg | October 11, 2023
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Last week a biological man won Miss Portugal and is now in the running for the Miss Universe title that will be awarded next month. This is the second transgender competitor for the ultimate pageant title, and social media users are calling for a boycott of the competition at large. 

Marina Machete, a 28-year-old flight attendant won the title of Miss Portugal last week. He’s a biological man that sorta passed as a woman in the pageant. Lots and lots of makeup helped him pull of the disguise, but deep down he is and will always be a male. 

Take a look at this video where he thanks his fans for their support after his “win.”


“To all of you watching, I just want to say that, just like the universe, your possibilities in life are limitless,” he said in a video on Instagram. “So don’t limit yourself to any dream that you have.”

He sounds like and looks like a man…spoiler…that's what he is!

A video circulated online where Machete received his award and was surrounded by cheering and smiling actual women who he stole the title from. 

Even though November is supposed to be “no nut November,” they’ll now be two sets of nuts competing in the women's beauty pageant this year. The pageant is set to take place in El Salvador, and among the 90 biological women competing, Machete and another tranny will be the only men competing, so far. 

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Back in July, the title of Miss Netherlands was given to Rikkie Valerie Kolle, a 22 year-old transgender woman, aka biological man. Even if Kolle was a woman, he was by far not the most beautiful contestant in all of the Netherlands - or anywhere, really. He’s got crooked yellow teeth and an obviously manly figure. But just like Machete, he didn’t win the beauty pageant for his looks. He won to market his nation as some sort of land of groundbreaking inclusivity. 

It’s important to add that Miss Universe is actually owned by a transgender person. Anne Jakkapong Jakrajutatip bought the Miss Universe organization in 2022 for $20 million. Since the owner is actually a man, it should really be renamed as “Miss” Universe since you can be a fake woman and still compete.

This move indicates that Miss Universe cares more about pushing a social justice agenda than about actual talent and beauty. 

As a result of the two males being in the competition, social media users were pissed and many called for a boycott of the whole competition. 

Conservative Commentator Robby Starbuck wrote, “Miss Universe is owned by a man who pretends to be a woman. This lunacy must end. Men cannot be women and society needs to stop stealing women’s spaces to make mentally ill men feel more comfortable” on his Twitter account with an image of both male “winners.”

One user said, “Another mental misfit man pretending to be a woman is crowned 'Miss Portugal'" while another said “Stop this nonsense!”

Yet another user used the hashtag #KeeptheRepublicSafe and added the caption, “Right is wrong. Wrong is right, and abnormal is normal. Before long men will win EVERYTHING.” 

Others called for boycotts of the competition at large. 

Let’s just say that if one of these dudes takes home the Miss Universe title, Noah better get the boat ready.


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