Transgender Wins Local Miss America Pageant in New Hampshire

Objectivity 4.6 | Credibility 4.8 | Relevance 4.8

A biological teenage male, Brían Nguyen, competed and won a local Miss America pageant held in New Hampshire, qualifying him to compete for the national crown. He competed as a transgender woman, but many people on social media questioned his eligibility after he posted his win on Instagram.  Earlier this month, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of excluding a transgender “female” contestant in a case by a different pageant association.  According to a rule of the Miss USA pageant, only “natural born females” are allowed as competitors.