Support pours in for Tamaryn Green post Miss Universe

First transgender contestant competes in Miss Universe

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines, ultimately took home the night's top prize and while Ponce didn't make the top 20 in Sunday night's competition, her participation in the pageant represents a huge win for the visibility of transgender people on an global scale, something that the contestant addressed in an Instagram post prior to the contest.

Ms Catriona Gray of the Philippines (centre) is congratulated by contestants after winning the Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. Knowing this, she was asked in an interview with Time what it would mean to win, to which she replied, "More than a message to him, it would be a win for human rights".

Fans have rallied behind Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green after she was crowned the first runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant over the weekend. "I'm OK! Just want to let you guys know what I'm doing!" "Ako! Promise!" she said excitedly.

"I would love to hear her personal experience on the battlefront of being a transgender woman", she said.

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"Show's over, but the doctors came to the rescue!"

"We represent something - that has to be what we're there for".

But the focus wasn't only on her Mayon Volcano-inspired gown and the famed Mikimoto crown as many also noticed her iconic ear cuff. However, despite her participation Miss World organization didn't accept transgender participation. "If they give me the crown, it would show trans women are just as much women as cis women". "That is who she is", she further noted.

Ashley Graham took a tumble at Miss Universe on Sunday.

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