Kataluna Enriquez made history as she was crowned Miss Nevada USA, the first transgender woman and first transgender woman of color, to hold the title.

Enriquez, 27, competed against 21 other contestants at the South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, winning the crown in a historic first for the Miss Nevada USA pageant. The Miss Nevada USA Instagram account posted a photo of Enriquez with her crown and sash. She also wore a stunning, rainbow-sequined dress with a slit up one leg.

The caption read, “Congratulations to our new Miss Nevada USA @mskataluna 👑 History made!”


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The new Miss Nevada celebrated the win with a post of her own, thanking everyone who has supported her pageant journey thus far.

“To my pageant mommy @rissrose2 , no words can describe how much I am grateful of you,” she wrote. “For your constant support, for welcoming me in to your home, and feeding me nothing but love. Team @misssilverstate, you are all inspiring. your love, support and sisterhood has healed many years of struggle. My times and giggles with y’all never be replaceable. To all the sponsors, Thank you. I couldn’t have done it without your help. Huge thank you to everyone who supported me from day one. My community, you are always in my heart. My win is our win. We just made history. Happy pride. @missnvusa @missusa

This will not be the only time Enriquez makes history. She’ll be the first openly transgender woman to compete for the Miss USA 2021 crown on November 29.

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