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Rikkie Valerie Kollé was crowned Miss Nederland 2023 on July 9, 2023, making her the first transgender woman to win the pageant. She will represent the Netherlands at the Miss Universe 2023 pageant later this year.
Kolle is a 22-year-old model and actress from Breda, Netherlands. She is of Dutch-Moluccan descent. She previously competed on the TV series Holland’s Next Top Model.
Kolle is a strong advocate for transgender rights. She has spoken out about her experiences as a transgender woman and the challenges she has faced. She is also an ambassador for the Trans United Netherlands organization.
Kolle’s victory as Miss Nederland is a historic moment for the transgender community. It is a sign of progress and acceptance. It is also a source of inspiration for transgender people around the world.