First transgender contestant in Miss USA eliminated early “I think they were just not ready”

Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez, the first transgender contestant in Miss USA, was eliminated early.

Per Yahoo life “on Monday, though, her chance to do that was cut short when she failed to advance past closed-door interviews to join one of the Top 16 Miss USA finalists at the big event in Tulsa, Okla. It concluded with Miss Kentucky Elle Smith winning the crown, and going on to compete in Miss Universe, set to take place on Dec. 12 in Eilat, Israel.”

Enriquez said after the event  “It was an honor just to be able to represent my community and be an example for young queer children who now know they don’t need to be limited by society’s standards.”

Showing disappointment for not placing she said  “I was shocked. But I was more disappointed because I worked so hard for it.  I think they were just not ready.”