Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male, has beat 21 female contestants and is the new Miss Nevada USA. Enriquez will compete in the Miss USA pageant Nov. 29. Enriquez competed in the pageant at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Sunday,
Enriquez, 27, is said to be the first transgender to ever compete for the national title.
For the Nevada competition, Enriquez wore a sequins gown of rainbow colors. Miss Nevada USA was born and raised in Las Vegas and began transitioning to female appearance at age 14. Enriquez is also the winner of the Miss Silver State pageant.
Madison Edwards was crowned Miss Alaska USA 2021 on May 8 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa during a virtual pageant event. Like Enriquez, she will compete for the national title at the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma.