It’s a first for one major local beauty pageant: a transgender woman is now the reigning titleholder.
Kataluna Enriquez won Miss Silver State USA, the biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant.
Enriquez has won transgender pageants before and entered other cisgender competitions, but this is a monumental win.
She will now compete for Miss Nevada USA, the state pageant leading to Miss USA and Miss Universe, pageants once owned by Donald Trump and two of the most coveted crowns in the pageant world.
“Miss Silver State was a great experience. To me it was honestly a celebration of womanhood and diversity and this celebration of being your true self,” Enriquez told FOX5.