Model Rikkie Valerie Kollé just created history by becoming the first trans woman to win the prestigious title of Miss Netherlands 2023. Now, she will be for competing for the 72nd Miss Universe title soon.
We must say, Kollé’s win is a big milestone for the trans and queer community. She is the second trans woman to take part in a national beauty pageant. Keep scrolling further to know everything about the personal and professional life of Rikkie Valerie Kollé.
Trans model Rikkie Valerie Kollé wins the title of Miss Netherlands 2023
Rikkie Valerie Kollé is the winner of Miss Netherlands 2023! She just became the first transgender model to win the prestigious title on July 8, 2023. Soon after her win, she expressed her happiness on the social media platform Instagram.
She started by writing, “I DID IT !!!!! 👑❤️ It’s unreal but I get to call myself @missnederland 2023. It was an educational and beautiful journey, my year can’t be broken anymore. I’m so proud and happy I can’t even describe it. Making my community proud and showing it can be done. 🏳️ ️️”
The Miss Netherlands 2023 further added, “And yes I’m trans and I want to share my story but I’m also Rikkie and that’s what matters to me. Did this on my own and loved every moment of it. ❤️”
The model concluded, “I want to thank the jury and everyone from the Miss Netherlands team for their trust, this is only the beginning. My dearest co-finalists we each put on a show, love you all girls❤️My dear family and friends, my N1 supporters, you gave me so much extra strength from the hall. And wherever you are in the world, I want to be there for you and be the example that I missed as a little me. 🏼🏼”
Who is Rikkie Valerie Kollé?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Rikkie Valerie Kollé is originally from Breda and she hopes to become a voice and role model for the queer community. At the moment, she is reportedly 22 years old. However, her exact date of birth is unknown.
Post her win as Miss Netherlands 2023, Kollé is now the first trans woman to be crowned Miss Netherlands. In addition to this, she has also become the second woman to compete in a Miss Universe beauty pageant after Angela Ponce from Spain.
At the time of writing, the model has somewhat around 30k followers on Instagram. Her Insta bio reads, “🖤 Miss Universe Netherlands 2023 🖤Model | Actress 🖤Dutch | Moluccan 🌎.”
When we scrolled through the Instagram feed of Kollé, we found a couple of stunning pictures of her posing in different outfits. In her latest Instagram post, she can be seen wearing a red satin gown. She will be next representing the Netherlands at the 72nd Miss Universe 2023, which will take place in El Salvador.
We send our heartiest congratulations to Rikkie Valerie Kollé on her latest achievement. Wishing her all the very best for her future endeavors. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.