Biological male wins Miss Nevada USA Pageant
A biological male has won the Miss Nevada USA pageant for the first time in the pageant’s history.
Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male was crowned the winner of the Miss Nevada USA pageant after beating out 21 females for the top spot. Enriquez previously won the Miss Silver State USA pageant in March, the preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA.
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“Congratulations to our new Miss Nevada USA @mskataluna 👑 History made!” the official Miss Nevada USA Instagram account posted Sunday.
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Enriquez, 27, previously competed in transgender pageants back in 2016 while working as a model. She moved into female pageants last year. She is now the first biological male to compete in the Miss USA pageant, If she wins, she will be the second biological male to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
“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,” Enriquez shared on Instagram Sunday.
Enriquez placement in the Miss USA pageant comes at a time when biological men competing against women in sports has engulfed much of the national conversation. Last week, the Olympics received major backlash after admitting the first biological male weightlifter to compete against women in this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.