Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.
The 66-year ban on transgender Miss Universe contestants officially ended in 2012, but no one ever made it through to the final competition until Ponce.
Miss Universe, formerly owned by President Trump, didn't allow transgender competitors until recently. She said that this year's Miss Universe would be a victory for human rights.
She also described what it felt like to be on the receiving end of so much online hatred. She was selected by an all-female panel of judges, which included Monique Lhuillier and past Miss Universe winners. As long as I know my intentions were pure, people around me know me - they know that I would never say anything like that deliberately - so I just had to be okay with that and let other people say what they wanna say.
'The Man Doesn't Tell the Truth'
The president accused Cohen of trying to "embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence", which Cohen disputed. The list also includes former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman and ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The signature earring was made "of gold, studded with diamonds and rubies with golden south sea pearls", said the brand in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
In another interview just a month before the pageant, Gray acknowledged the voice that Ponce represents.
"Show's over, but the doctors came to the rescue!"
But backstage there was drama when co-host Ashley Graham took a tumble and cut her leg, and needed medical attention.