The first openly transgender Miss USA contestant, Kataluna Enriquez, was eliminated before the round of 16 on Monday in the beauty contest, NBC News reported.
Earlier this year, Enriquez was crowned Miss Nevada after she beat out 21 other contestants at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. .
Before her exit from the pageant, Enriquez received kind words from leaders in her home state who mentioned her historic entry into the event. .
Cheering on Miss Nevada, Kataluna Enriquez, tonight as she competes for #MissUSA!
“Best of luck to Miss Nevada, Kataluna Enriquez, as she competes for the Miss USA title this evening!,” Sen.
“Kataluna is making history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in Miss USA, and I couldn't think of anyone better to represent the Silver State.”.