A transgender woman made history by being selected as Miss Nevada, according to The Blaze.
Kataluna Enriquez, who is a biological male, was crowned as Miss Nevada USA.
Enriquez will only be the second transgender to ever compete in a Miss Universe Pageant.
Enriquez “is redefining what it means to be a woman and what it means to be beautiful.”
“I’ve learned to love myself, learned the beauty that’s inside me, learned to use my voice and the power that I have.”
“You are capable of anything as long as you believe in yourself.”
“One thing that is important for me is inclusivity, diversity, and representation.”
“It’s something I did not have growing up and is still lacking in today’s world.”
“Today I am a proud transgender woman of color.”
“Personally, I’ve learned that my differences do not make me less than, it makes me more than.”
From Blaze Media:
The news outlet boasted that by winning the pageant crown, Enriquez “is redefining what it means to be a woman and what it means to be beautiful.”
Enriquez started garnering national attention in March after winning the Miss Silver State USA pageant, a local competition in the Miss Universe Organization pageant circuit.
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The line of pageants, which were once owned by former President Donald Trump, are among the most revered competitions in the pageant world.