Biological Male Wins Miss Nevada USA Pageant
Transgender Kataluna Enriquez beats female contestants in Las Vegas
A biological male transgender, who "identifies" as a woman, has beat female contestants to win the Miss Nevada USA pageant.
Kataluna Enriquez won the title of Miss Nevada USA to become the first biological male to take home the crown in the pageant's history.
Enriquez won the beauty pageant on Sunday at the South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
The judges crowned Enriquez the winner, despite having plenty of female contestants to choose from.
He will now go on to represent Nevada as the first transgender contestant ever to compete in the Miss USA Pageant.
The national pageant will be held on November 29.
Enriquez beat 21 other contestants in the Miss Nevada USA pageant, according to a report by Associated Press.
In March, Enriquez was crowned Miss
Silver State USA.
The event 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.
Enriquez only started competing in women’s pageants last year.
Women’s beauty pageants are not the only place where biological males are beginning to dominate, however.
Chelsea Wolfe, a transgender BMX freestyle rider and U.S. Olympic team alternate, has become Team USA’s first trans athlete.
Wolfe once said his goal was to win the Olympics so that he could burn the American flag on the podium.
Hubbard will compete against biological females, representing New Zealand in an international weightlifting competition.