For the first time in the pageant's history, a transgender woman won the title of Miss Nevada USA

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Shock spread far beyond American borders right after the transgender woman had won the Miss Nevada USA title for the first time in NV, USA, and headed to the national Miss America pageant. Kataluna Enriquez, a 27-year-old woman was crowned the winner Sunday at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas, which was a preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant. The woman’s victories include Queen California, Queen USA 2016, Super Sireyna WWUSA, an international transgender competition called Queen of the Universe, and recently she has also won the Miss Silver State USA preliminary competition.

Kataluna was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States with her parents when she turned 10 years old. She began participating in beauty competitions in 2016, working as a model. According to the girl, one of the events turned out to be a complete failure right after the judges found out that she was transgender. She was asked to provide her documents and medical certificates to continue her participation. Eventually, the jury allowed Kataluna to take part in the contest but did not allow her to spend the night with her roommate.

Even though she struggled with physical and sexual abuse, suffered from the lack of support and understanding, Enriquez managed to survive and thrive, and that is how she became a trailblazer for many and an excellent role model. Kataluna hopes to tell her own story and share her own experience to make sure that no one out there feels the same desperation as she did before. That was something she felt growing up and that is the last thing that she would want anyone to feel in their life.

Just imagine that 21 girls competed with Enriquez for the right to be called the most beautiful woman in Nevada. However, among the rest of the contestants, there were not any other girls who changed their sex. The girl has already outlined her next steps to be taken and one of them is to represent herself as the first transgender woman to compete for a national beauty title on the behalf of the state of Nevada. Who knows but maybe one day we will see her not only on the iconic magazine covers but the photos of Miss Universe as well.

Interesting to know that with the arrival of President Joe Biden in the White House, the so-called Pride Month was revived in the United States, which had not been celebrated for all four years of Donald Trump's presidency. What is more, as part of this event, the current American leader was proud to announce that nearly 14 percent of the employees he assigns to federal reports identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ).