Thursday, July 01, 2021
Kataluna Enriquez is the first trans woman to run for Miss USA
In the Miss USA election, a trans woman is running for the first time. The 27-year-old Kataluna Enriquez had previously on Sunday in Las Vegas won the Miss Nevada election. Here she shared her experiences with harassment and violence. “I told the judges that I was non-white trans woman and as a survivor of physical and sexual violence I stand for everything that is underrepresented in this country“Enriquez told the Las Vegas Review Journal.” Enriquez, who has Filipino roots and hers She designs and sews costumes herself, had participated in transgender beauty pageants since 2016. The winner of the Miss USA election in November will then take part in the Miss Universe election, which has allowed trans women since 2012. The only trans candidate so far was the Spaniard Angela Ponce in 2018.