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Politics First openly transgender Miss USA contestant eliminated before round of 16

23:10  30 november  2021
23:10  30 november  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Kataluna Enriquez, the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant , was eliminated before the round of 16 at the pageant Monday, prompting social media responses lamenting her finish. The pageant ultimately awarded its crown to Elle Smith, a reporter at Louisville, Kentucky, television Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, agreed, tweeting, "Kataluna is making history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in Miss USA , and I couldn't think of anyone better to represent the Silver State ." In June, Enriquez outperformed 21 other contestants at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas to

Kataluna Enriquez, the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant , was eliminated from the round of 16 during the pageant Monday, prompting reactions on social media complaining about her finish. The pageant eventually awarded its crown to Elle Smith, a reporter at Louisville, Kentucky A dream. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Agree, tweet“Kataluna is making history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in Miss USA , and I couldn’t think of anyone better to represent the Silver State .” In June, Enriquez outperformed 21 other contestants at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas to

The first openly transgender Miss USA contestant, Kataluna Enriquez, was eliminated before the round of 16 on Monday in the beauty contest, NBC News reported.

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Earlier this year, Enriquez was crowned Miss Nevada after she beat out 21 other contestants at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

Enriquez then went on to compete in the Miss USA pageant in Tulsa, Okla., at the River Spirit Casino Resort, but her journey to the crown ended early before the round of 16, according to NBC News.

The Miss Universe system, which includes Miss USA, began allowing transgender contestants to enter pageants in 2012, according to the outlet.

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Kataluna Enriquez, who was crowned Miss Nevada USA on Sunday, will become the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Miss USA pageant. With a platform centered on transgender awareness and mental health, Enriquez, 27, beat out 21 other contestants at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. In March, Enriquez, who previously competed in trans -specific pageants, became the first transgender woman crowned Miss Silver State USA , the main preliminary for Miss Nevada USA . During the pageant’s question-and-answer segment, Enriquez said being true to herself

Kataluna Enriquez recently made history as the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant to win. I am a proud woman.” Kataluna told Inside Edition’s Jim Moret that the road to winning the competition was not an easy one. But she says she’s received the support she needs from the Miss Nevada organization. Kataluna will be going national later this year; the Miss USA pageant will be held on November 29th.

Before her exit from the pageant, Enriquez received kind words from leaders in her home state who mentioned her historic entry into the event.

"Kataluna represents the best of her community and our state and when she takes the stage, she'll make history!" Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) wrote in a tweet.

"Best of luck to Miss Nevada, Kataluna Enriquez, as she competes for the Miss USA title this evening!," Sen. Jacky Rosen (D) said in a tweet.

"Kataluna is making history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in Miss USA, and I couldn't think of anyone better to represent the Silver State."

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Kataluna Enriquez recently made history as the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant to win. I am a proud woman.” Kataluna told Inside Edition’s Jim Moret that the road to winning the competition was not an easy one. But she says she’s received the support she needs from the Miss Nevada organization. Kataluna will be going national later this year; the Miss USA pageant will be held on November 29th.

The win makes her the first openly transgender contestant to compete in the Miss USA pageant, which will take place this fall. Enriquez beat 21 other women for the top spot and will visit Tulsa, Okla. on November 29 to compete for the Miss USA crown. If crowned Miss USA , Enriquez will be the second transgender Enriquez’s success as a transgender woman of color is reminiscent of Arielle Keil, the 26-year-old transgender Filipina woman who was crowned Miss Intercontinental New Zealand in November 2020. “To any queer person wanting to do beauty pageants, I would tell them to continue

Elle Smith, a reporter from Louisville, Ky., won the contest on Monday.

"WOW!!! This is quite the accomplishment!!," ABC affiliate WHAS said in a tweet. "Our Elle Smith is your new MISS USA!"

Enriquez, who is of Filipino descent, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in March that she is proud to be a transgender woman of color.

"Today I am a proud transgender woman of color. Personally, I've learned that my differences do not make me less than, it makes me more than," Enriquez said. "I know that my uniqueness will take me to all my destinations, and whatever I need to go through in life."

Transgender Miss USA contestant eliminated early .
Kataluna Enriquez, the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant, was eliminated before the round of 16 at the pageant Monday, prompting social media responses lamenting her finish. © Unique Nicole 2nd Annual TransNation Festival Closing Gala The pageant ultimately awarded its crown to Elle Smith, a reporter at Louisville, Kentucky, television station WHAS. "This is quite the accomplishment!!" the station tweeted. "Our Elle Smith is your new MISS USA!" Earlier in the day, Enriquez, 27, was celebrated as a champion in her home state, Nevada.

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