Miss USA’s First-Ever Transgender Contestant Eliminated from Pageant Early
Fierce debate over transgender ideology
Kataluna Enriquez, the first transgender Miss USA competitor, was cut before the round of 16, NBC News reported.
Elle Smith, a reporter from Kentucky, ultimately won the Miss USA title.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky tweeted:
"Congratulations to Elle Smith on being crowned Miss USA! You make our commonwealth proud."
"My family, my staff, and I can't wait to cheer you on as you compete for Miss Universe!"
Congratulations to Elle Smith on being crowned Miss USA! You make our commonwealth proud. My family, my staff, and I can't wait to cheer you on as you compete for Miss Universe! https://t.co/ImeRHgNFFE— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 30, 2021
Earlier this year, Enriquez, a biological male, won Miss Nevada USA.
KVVU-TV reported that Enriquez "is redefining what it means to be a woman and what it means to be beautiful."
OH MY GOD SHE WON!!!!!!! ELLE SMITH IS YOUR MISS USA!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/sLH1uieYvx— Hayley Minogue (@HayleyMinogueTV) November 30, 2021
The subject of an openly transgender contestant competing at the Miss USA contest comes amid a fierce debate over transgender ideology.
Some issues from debates question whether biological males should be allowed to compete in athletic events designated for females.
Neon Nettle reported earlier this year:
As soon as Joe Biden was sworn into office in January, he signed an executive order allowing transgender individuals to play on sports teams of their choosing.
However, the notion of substantial physical differences between biological men and biological women is obvious to most.
Deep physiological analysis can further help us to understand better the differences between the sexes and, therefore, how forcing the two sexes to compete physically can be harmful, particularly to women.
It is a scientific fact that humans, like all other mammals, have one male and one female parent.