Welcome to Monday in clown world!
Woke Fox News was excited about it:
A transgender contestant for Miss Universe Netherlands won the competition in a historic first for the country Saturday.
The winner was 22-year-old model and actress Rikkie Valerie Kolle, who will now compete in the Miss Universe pageant slated to take place in El Salvador.
"I DID IT," Kolle said, in an Instagram statement. "It's unreal, but I get to call myself [Miss Netherland] 2023. It was an educational and beautiful journey… I'm so proud and happy I can't even describe it. Making my community proud and showing it can be done."
Here's Nathalie Mogbelzada, the runner up.
Nathalie is a talented linguist, speaking Dutch, English, and Slovak fluently, with a passing knowledge of French, Chinese, and German. But you won't hear about that because speaking 6 languages is boring compared to a man in a dress.
Meanwhile, over in Russia...
It's worth noting that the owner of the Miss Universe pageant used to be Donald Trump, who welcomed a man to compete in the Canadian competition in 2012.
On social media, a number of accounts are offering advice to women like this:
That works in sports where the stopwatch determines the winner, but in an event like pageantry, it's not about objective metrics (especially in a culture that no longer believes objective beauty is a thing!).
The reason they'll happily crown a man in a women's beauty contest is because it elevates the "less fortunate." It's a way to combine pity with women's natural desire for social cohesion. The benefit of this virtue signal is that the pageant judges and participants get to pretend they are being compassionate while also getting points on their social resumé that gets them a better seat at the table in high society!