Human Interest Transgender Woman Crowned Miss Nevada USA, Becomes First in Pageant History: 'My Win Is Our Win' 28-year-old Kataluna Enriquez will now compete for the Miss USA title in November By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for nearly five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 29, 2021 02:23 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Miss Nevada USA, Kataluna Enriquez. Photo: missnvusa/Instagram History was made for the LGBTQ community in Nevada over the weekend. On Sunday, Kataluna Enriquez beat out 21 other contestants to win the crown of Miss Nevada USA. With the title, Enriquez, 28, becomes the first transgender woman to win a competition in the pageant's history. "Congratulations to our new Miss Nevada USA @mskataluna 👑 History made!" Miss Nevada USA wrote on their Instagram page beside a photo of Enriquez in a rainbow dress with her new crown and sash. Ahead of Sunday's competition, which was held at South Point Hotel Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Enriquez won the Miss Silver State USA pageant, according to her Instagram. She will now compete for the Miss USA title in November. Kataluna Enriquez. Kataluna Enriquez/Instagram Current Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA Reflect on a Time 'We Literally Could Not Win' Following her victory, Enriquez celebrated the accomplishment in a post on Instagram Monday. "Huge thank you to everyone who supported me from day one. My community, you are always in my heart. My win is our win. We just made history. Happy pride," she wrote alongside several rainbow hearts. Enriquez also posted a photo before winning the crown and revealed that she had made the rainbow gown herself through her clothing line, KatalunaKouture. "In honor of pride month, and all of those who don't get a chance to spread their colors. ❤️🧡💛💚💙" she wrote of the custom dress. RELATED VIDEO: Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America Are All Black Women for the First Time Ever In addition to owning KatalunaKouture, Enriquez is a healthcare admin and fashion designer, according to her short bio on Miss Silver State USA's Instagram. "At a young age, Kataluna fought multiple challenges in her life," the page reads. "Now she uses her life experiences and shares it in her platform #BEVISIBLE, a campaign to combat hate through vulnerability." "As a survivor of physical and sexual abuse and a proud Transwoman of color, she aims to break barriers and represent those who aren't always represented and continues to support numerous non-profit organizations and LGBTQ+ youth," the post added.