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Miss Nevada USA title won by transgender woman for 1st time

For the first time in the pageant’s history, the title of Miss Nevada USA has been won by a transgender “woman”.

Kataluna Enriquez was crowned the winner Sunday at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

The 27-year-old Enriquez won the Miss Silver State USA pageant in March, a preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Enriquez first took part in transgender pageants in 2016 when she was working as a model.

Enriquez beat 21 other competitors to represent Nevada in the Miss USA pageant held on Nov. 29.

She calls her victory “a celebration of women and diversity.”

The win couldn’t come at a better time, as President Biden told Congress in his first joint address in April that “to all transgender Americans watching at home, especially the young people. You’re so brave. I want you to know your president has your back.”

His comments come amid a flurry of state bills targeting transgender people.

How ironic would it be if the pageant that was once owned by former President Trump crowned a biological male as Miss USA (and how appropriate)?

Source: AP