Catalog Enriquez was crowned as Miss Nevada in the beauty pageant and became the first trans woman to participate in Miss United States on November 29, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“My community is always in my heart. My victory is yours. We just made history. Happy pride ”, wrote Kataluna on his social networks.
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In the event, which was held at the South Point hotel, in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, the 27-year-old Filipino-American girl beat 21 participants. In March she had been consecrated as Miss Silver State United States, in the previous instance to Miss Nevada.
During the pageant, she wore a sequin dress in the colors of the rainbow, designed by herself, as a celebration of pride month and in honor of “all those who do not have the chance to spread their colors.”
In 2018, participated in Miss International Queen, the beauty pageant for transgender women since 2004, in Pattaya, Thailand.
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Catalan es health administrator and fashion designer. In fact, it has its own brand, Katalunakouture. In addition, it carries out a campaign to combat hatred through vulnerability, based on his life experience, and supports various non-profit organizations and youth in the LGBTQ + community.
If she becomes Miss America in November, she would be the second trans contestant to reach the final stage, Miss Universe, since the first was Ángela Ponce in 2018 as Miss Universe Spain.
On April 26 he made a moving post on Instagram, which he accompanied with a photo of his childhood: “You are going to have many battles in life from your birth. They will make fun of you, harass you, discriminate against you, and marginalize you simply for being different. You have to know that what they armed against you one day is going to be your glory. What makes you different is your power and one day it will become the reason for all your success. “
Since Miss Trans Global, the international online contest for transgender people, congratulated Enriquez, who served as the jury of said contest: “Our sister and MTG jury won as Miss Nevada United States.” Also, Mela Habijan, Miss Trans Global 2020, tweeted about it.