Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male who identifies as a woman, has won the title of Miss Nevada USA.
For the first time in the pageant’s history, a biological woman is not taking home the crown for Miss Nevada USA.
Enriquez won the beauty pageant on Sunday at the South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, which means he will go on to represent Nevada as the first transgender individual ever to compete in the Miss USA Pageant — which will be held on November 29.
Enriquez beat 21 other contestants in the Miss Nevada USA pageant, according to a reportby Associated Press.
In March, Enriquez was crowned Miss Silver State USA, which is described as the “biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Enriquez first took part in transgender pageants in 2016 while working as a model, and started competing in women’s pageants last year.