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(VIDEO) Miss Nevada to make history as first-ever openly trans Miss USA contestant

At the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas on Sunday, Kataluna Enriquez became the first openly trans Miss Nevada winner.

At the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas on Sunday, Kataluna Enriquez became the first openly trans Miss Nevada winner. The 27-year-old had donned a hand-made shimmering rainbow sequin dress to celebrate Pride Month for the ceremony after beating out 21 other candidates. She will represent Nevada at the upcoming Miss USA pageant, to be held November 29th. Enriquez suffered years of abuse in high school for being trans, barred from using the school bathrooms and bullied by her classmates. Now, she will be the first openly trans woman to compete for the Miss USA title – and if she wins she’ll become the second trans woman to vie for the Miss Universe crown after Spain’s Angela Ponce in 2018.

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