In the wake of a biological male being crowned the winner of the Miss Netherlands pageant a few days back, the organizers of the Miss Italy (Miss Italia) beauty pageant have banned transgender participation in their event this year. The official patron of the organization, Patrizia Mirigliani, told reporters that her competition had always insisted and followed that participants should be women by birth.
Apart from insisting on the rules of the Miss Italia completion, Mirigliani also went on to criticize the other competitions that allowed transgender participants. According to her, the other organizations did it only to create a buzz and stay in the news. Stating that the rules of other competitions were a bit absurd, Mirigliani also pointed out that “Miss Italia will not jump on the glittery bandwagon of trans activism”.
The Miss Italia completion has always been quite strict about its rules & regulations. It was more than a decade ago, in 2012, that the Miss Italia Pageant banned competitors who had gone under the knife for plastic surgery. Over the last few years, the rules were slightly relaxed with the pageant allowing women with tattoos, hair extensions and piercings as well. While pointing at these relaxations, Mirigliani stated that while her competition accepts the new age of women, it doesn’t believe in accommodating anything over & beyond, as “excesses are not good”.
This announcement from the Miss Italia organizers comes against the backdrop of a biological male, Rikke Valerie Kolle, being crowned as the “Miss Netherlands” for 2023. This was the first time in Dutch history that a transgender female won a beauty pageant. She will now go on to participate on the global platform of Miss Universe, which will be held in El Salvador in December this year.
This concept of gender identity is simply getting out of hand. Earlier considered a mental illness, it is being made to appear normal and to have achieved wider acceptance across societies and cultures. As a society, we have reached a point where we not only accept this gibberish but also support it. Corporations and private organizations are hopping on this “rainbow” bandwagon in order to monopolise the target. audience