A contestant in the state-level Miss USA contest for Nevada made a very strange kind of history on Monday when they became the first transgender individual to ever be crowned ‘Miss Nevada.’
As ABS/CBN reports:
A Filipino-American trans woman is set to compete in Miss USA 2021 after winning the Miss Nevada title on Monday (Manila time).
Besting 21 candidates for the crown, Kataluna Enriquez wore a sparkly rainbow dress she designed herself during the Miss Nevada USA pageant.
“Congratulations to our new Miss Nevada USA,” read the latest post on the Miss Nevada USA Instagram page, which showed Enriquez with the pageant’s executive director, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler.
“History made!” it added.
'History made': Fil-Am trans woman to represent Nevada in Miss USA 2021 https://t.co/Y840RycZQP
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) June 28, 2021
Enriquez will now go on to compete for the title of ‘Miss USA.’
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