Kataluna Enriquez became the first transgender woman to earn a spot in the Miss USA pageant. (Steven Grant/Grant Foto)

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

“My win is not just a win for the trans community,” she said. “It’s a win for all women to be represented.”

Kataluna Enriquez, 2021 Miss Nevada

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Link to original article from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/30/kataluna-enriquez-miss-nevada-usa/

“I had a purpose and I had a dream,” she said. “I wanted to compete on the Miss USA stage. When I was young, I always wanted to see someone on the Miss USA stage — someone like me. And it just happened to be that I was the person that I needed to make history.”

Kataluna Enriquez, 2021 Miss Nevada
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