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2021 Miss Nevada Will Be The First Openly Transgender Miss USA Contestant


By Josie Fischels, Sarah MacCammon

July 3, 2021

Wearing a rainbow sequin gown she designed herself in honor of Pride Month, Kataluna Enriquez made history last weekend when she was crowned Miss Nevada USA — the win will make her the first openly transgender contestant to compete in the upcoming Miss USA pageant this fall.

“My win is our win,” she posted afterward on her Instagram in a message to the LGBTQ community. “We just made history. Happy pride.”

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