Enriquez strutted across the stage in cocktail attire and posed in a swimsuit before a panel of celebrity judges, including Caitlyn Jenner and Kelly Osborne, to compete for the Queen USA crown on Saturday. Enriquez, representing the state of California, asked the host to repeat the question, allowing the audience to stay glued on her wide smile and the long, dark hair cascading past her shoulders. Tears welled in her eyes as a pair of shirtless male dancers set a sparkly tiara atop her head. The bulk of the show called on contestants to show off their bodies, interspersed with performances and speeches from prominent trans activists and allies.
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My win is our win. We just made history. The Filipino American began competing in transgender beauty pageants in , and only entered cisgender competitions since last year. Thankful to end pride month with you all. A post shared by Kataluna Enriquez mskataluna.
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The World's Most Beautiful Transsexual Contest is a beauty pageant that was held in Las Vegas in that selected the "most beautiful" transsexual in the world. Jahna Steele was the mistress of ceremonies for the pageant , in which 35 trans women competed. Contestants were required to provide proof of their original sex, and both pre-operation pre-op and post-operation post-op trans women were allowed to enter the contest. Entertainment Tonight and The Howard Stern Show were among the many media organizations that covered the pageant, which was also made into a documentary entitled Trantasia which aired on Showtime. Three of the contestants featured in the pageant and documentary later reunited to appear in their own reality television series Wild Things.
By Rina Chandran. The Miss Universe Organization, which owns the beauty pageant, lifted a ban on transgender contestants in The competition airs in more than countries, with an estimated half a billion viewers annually.