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First Biological Male Wins 'Miss Greater Derry,' A Beauty Pageant Held By The Miss America Organization

By Nicole Dominique
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Brían has become the first trans winner of the Miss Greater Derry beauty pageant. "I am ecstatic to be the FIRST transgender woman to be a Miss America local titleholder," Nguyen writes on Instagram.

Brían Nguyen became the first transgender to win a title under the Miss America Organization. He was named Miss Greater Derry 2023, landing him a crown and scholarship, as announced this past Sunday. The Miss Greater Derry Scholarship Program provides scholarships to "young women" between the ages of 17 and 24.

"My name is Brían Nguyen, I am 19 years old, and I am currently a freshman at Nashua Community College majoring in Business Management," writes Nguyen on Instagram. The teen also mentions their initiative titled, "#QueensAreEverywhere." "This is a media movement that helps the next generation develop self-confidence, realize their potential, and become the leaders of their destiny," Nguyen explains.

Reactions from social media users are mixed, and some women believe that Nguyen's win was a reflection of "internalized misogyny." "Y'all know how the Left likes to talk about internalized misogyny?" asks @dess_ri , "This is what it ACTUALLY looks like."

"Yes Miss America will no longer be about women. Men want to make us irrelevant," comments @cturiano1969.

Just this week, the U.S. Court announced that Miss United States of America LLC cannot be forced to include transgenders as contestants since it would obstruct the organization's ability to express the "ideal vision of American womanhood." According to the ruling, they should be allowed to enforce their "natural born female rule" because the First Amendment enables them to do so.

The conclusion came after a lawsuit was filed by a transwoman named Anita Green. “I believe United States of America Miss is on the wrong side of history for choosing to actively discriminate against transgender people, but the road to creating meaningful change has always been a long and bumpy one,” Green said. “Transgender women are women. My message has always been consistent and my message is this: every person has beauty.” Don’t miss anything! Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get curated content weekly!