Miss USA 2021 Contestants Crowning Moments

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Kataluna Enriquez Miss Nevada USA 2021 for Miss USA 2021
Kataluna Enriquez Miss Nevada USA 2021 for Miss USA 2021

Kataluna Enriquez was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2021 on 27th June 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. She succeeds and was crowned by Miss Nevada USA 2020 Victoria Olona. She is the first transwoman to compete in Miss Nevada USA and will now go on to become the first transwoman to compete in Miss USA 2021.

27-year-old, Kataluna is of Filipino-American descent. She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California, and started modelling in 2012. She has her fashion brand, ‘Kataluna Kouture’ and she designed her outfits for the competition along with her pride-inspired evening gown which she wore during the finale.

The diva shared that while growing up, she was not allowed to be herself or be in spaces where she was not welcome, but today, she is proud of who she is. Kataluna shared that she has learned that her differences do not make her less than anybody. She added, "My differences are what make me unique, and I know that my uniqueness will take me to all my destinations, and whatever I need to go through in life." The diva started working as a health care administrator at LGBTQ Health Care and is using her platform to be a point of representation, to discuss healthcare access for the trans community, and to speak out about the barriers she has faced due to her identity.