First trans Miss USA contestant reflects on elimination: 'They were just not ready'

First trans Miss USA contestant reflects on elimination: 'They were just not ready'

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12/3/2021 12:40:00 AM

First trans Miss USA contestant reflects on elimination: 'They were just not ready'

'It was an honor just to be able to represent my community,' said Kataluna Enriquez, the first openly transgender woman to vie for the Miss USA crown.

The Miss Navajo Nation Pageant showcases deep knowledge of culture, customs and language along with skills needed to thrive in the modern world.While fulfilling press duties during her Miss Nevada tenure, Enriquez consistently used her platform to empower others from marginalized communities and share her own success story. Before she was a state beauty queen, Enriquez got her start in fashion design by sewing her own dresses because she couldn’t find any that fit her body or budget.

“Thank you for giving me a chance to show you, and show the world another side of the story that isn’t often told correctly,” she continued on Instagram.

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