Black Trans Woman Makes History by Competing in Miss South Africa Beauty Pageant
For the first time in nearly 80 years of competition, the Miss South Africa beauty pageant will include an openly trans contestant. Her name is Lehlogonolo Machaba, and at just 24 years old, the model and activist is ready to make history.
“It has always been a dream of mine to represent my community at such a high level,” Machaba wrote on Instagram after news broke of her selection on July 6. “I would use this opportunity to empower every marginalized person and become a beacon of…
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