Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male who identifies as a woman, has won the title of Miss Nevada USA.
For the first time in the pageant’s history, a biological woman is not taking home the crown for Miss Nevada USA. Enriquez won the beauty pageant on Sunday at the South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, which means he will go on to represent Nevada as the first transgender individual ever to compete in the Miss USA Pageant — which will be held on November 29.
Enriquez beat 21 other contestants in the Miss Nevada USA pageant, according to a report by Associated Press.
In March, Enriquez was crowned Miss Silver State USA, which is described as the “biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Enriquez first took part in transgender pageants in 2016 while working as a model, and started competing in women’s pageants last year.
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