Newly Crowned Miss Nevada Will Be the First Openly Trans Woman to Compete For Miss USA

After taking home the Miss Nevada crown on Sunday, Kataluna Enriquez is now on the road to Miss USA as the first trans woman to ever compete for the title. The 27-year-old healthcare administrator and fashion designer made history over the weekend, beating out 21 other contestants in the Miss Nevada competition in Las Vegas. In an Instagram post celebrating her win from the weekend, the Filipino-American wrote, “My community, you are always in my heart. My win is our win. We just made history. Happy pride.”

And as if the historic victory in itself wasn’t incredible enough, Kataluna wore one of her own designs from Kataluna Kouture for the occasion — a gorgeous rainbow sequin gown. “In honor of pride month, and all of those who don’t get a chance to spread their colors,” she wrote of the look. Get ready to see Kataluna fight for the Miss USA title in November!

Image Source: Getty / Unique Nicole

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