For the first time in history, a man will be competing for the title of “Miss USA” after winning the title of “Miss Nevada 2021,” according to local outlet Fox 5 Vegas.
Lataluna Enriquez of Las Vegas, born as a man but identifying as a woman, was crowned Miss Nevada on Sunday after defeating 21 actual women for the title. The nationwide Miss USA pageant will be held on November 29th of this year. Enriquez had previously won Miss Silver State USA in March, becoming the first man to win the largest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada title.
If Enriquez were to win Miss USA, he would become the first man to ever do so, and would subsequently be the second man to compete in a Miss Universe pageant; the first was Angela Ponce, a man who was crowned “Miss Spain” in 2018 and competed in that year’s Miss Universe, but ultimately lost the competition.
The unexpected victory of a biological man in a competition meant for women is further proof of the mainstreaming of the notion of “transgenderism,” the false and anti-scientific belief that a person can change their gender and begin acting like they are of the opposite gender. This has led to such instances as men competing for beauty queen titles, as well as men competing in women’s sports teams at the collegiate level and the Olympic level, both in America and around the world.