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Transwoman Filipino-American Kataluna Enriquez wins Miss Nevada 2021

Transwoman Filipino-American Kataluna Enriquez wins Miss Nevada 2021

Filipino-American Transwoman wins as Miss Nevada 2021

On June 28, trans-Pinay Kataluna Enriquez received Miss Nevada 2021 crown. Pride Month is almost over but the victory for the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community continues.

Transwoman Filipino-American Kataluna Enriquez wins Miss Nevada 2021

The gorgeous 27-year-old Pinay beauty queen beat 21 other candidates. She will also represent the state of Nevada in the upcoming Miss USA pageant. It will be held on November 29. Meanwhile, hours before the finals, Kataluna shared a photo of her wearing a stunning rainbow-themed gown. She also made it herself and wants to dedicate it to her fellow LGBTQ+ members. The caption also read,

“Prelims done, and Finals in a few hours. Gown made by me @katalunakouture. In honor of pride month, and all of those who don’t get a chance to spread their colors. ❤️🧡💛💚💙”

 

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This is not the first time that Kataluna won a beauty pageant title. The Fil-Am fashion designer also won Miss Silver State USA. It has become the biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant. A number of reasons exist why her recent wins remain dubbed as monumental.

Kataluna Enriquez is the first openly transgender woman to compete and win in both Miss Silver State USA and Miss Nevada USA pageants. Of course, this means she just made history as the first transwoman who sets to compete in the Miss USA pageant.

Kataluna’s trans-Pinay sister and Miss Trans Global 2020, Mela Habijan, celebrated this historic win on Instagram. Then, she shared a photo of the new queen. Mela’s caption also read,

“Our trans Pinay sister, Kataluna Enriquez, made history today! She won Miss Nevada 2021. She will be the first trans woman to compete at the Miss USA Pageant! Yaaaaassss! Mabuhay ka, Sis @mskataluna ! 👸🏾🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🇵🇭❤️”

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If Kataluna wins the Miss USA 2021 title, she will become the second openly transgender contestant to vie for the Miss Universe crown. The first one was Angela Ponce who represented Spain in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.

Congratulations, Kataluna! You made all Filipinos proud and we will be rooting for you all the way.

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