A Biological Man Just Won Miss Netherlands 2023, and I've Got a Controversial Response

A biological man is crowned Miss Netherlands 2023 (7/8/23). (Credit: Twitter)

History was made on Saturday evening. A biological man named Rikkie Valerie Kolle stood in front of a glowing audience and was crowned Miss Netherlands 2023. He will now go on to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, which is set to be held in El Salvador (Pageant Circle).


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Rikkie Valerie Kollé was crowned Miss Nederland 2023 (Miss Universe Netherlands 2023) on Saturday, July 8 at the AFAS Theater in Leusden.

The 22-year-old Dutch-Moluccan model and actress living in Breda succeeds Ona Moody and will now prepare to represent the Netherlands at the 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) in El Salvador.

Nathalie Mogbelzada, 26, from Amsterdam, was named first runner-up while Habiba Mostafa and Lou Dirchs were awarded Miss Congeniality and Miss Social Media, respectively.

Reigning Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel of the USA graced the glittering event as a special guest.

The new Miss Universe Netherlands made history as she became the first-ever transgender woman to win the national title.

Given this was ostensibly a beauty pageant where objective standards reign, I’m sure you’ll wondering what the man who won looks like. I’m going to abstain from any personal insults about this person’s appearance because that’s outside of the boundaries I set for myself as a person and writer. I’ll leave individual readers to decide whether they believe this was an organic result or not.


So what’s my response? Surely, I’m angry that the actual women in the pageant were completely disenfranchised and likely put in a position to lose to make a political point. I must be incensed by the fact that they worked so hard their entire lives to get reach the top of the pageant world in their nation only to have everything snatched away from them to soothe the mental delusions of a man in a dress.

That’s not actually how I feel at all, though. I want you to watch the following video before I explain.

In one of the most surreal displays imaginable, the women in the background don’t look unhappy. They don’t show a hint of discomfort with what’s transpiring. On the contrary, they appear overjoyed at the result. You hear the announcer proclaim Kolle the winner, and the other contestants start bouncing up and down with excitement. They are clapping profusely and grabbing their faces with glee.

So let me ask you this. If they don’t care that they just got completely rolled by the abusive giant of transgender ideology, why should I care? Why should I go to bat for people who don’t want me to go to bat for them? It’d be one thing if the women had stood somewhat solemnly or even just politely clapped without the overabundance of physical exertion shown in the video. At least then we could watch it and judge that they are holding back their true thoughts. That’s not what’s in that video, though. Those women are genuinely thrilled that their cumulative decades of hard work have been nullified by a biological man who meets no objective standard of beauty, even putting aside the transgender issue.


There has to be a breaking point. If all of these women, whether they are playing sports or competing in beauty pageants, refuse to reach that breaking point, there’s little the rest of us can do. Every contestant should have stood up and refused to compete. That they didn’t and instead have chosen to prop up this insanity makes them culpable. In other words, I don’t feel sorry for any of them.


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