Lesbian & Biracial Latina Beauty Queen Ready for South Carolina Pageant

Her name is Analouisa Valencia. She is a biracial Latina, and she is being referred to by many as the new face of the south.

According to NBC Latino, Valencia will be making history next week as the first openly gay contestant to enter to win the title of Miss South Carolina.

“Last year, I did compete at state, but I wasn’t as comfortable because of the fact I was hiding who I was,” says Valencia.

“This is my first year coming out and saying, ‘This is me, girls. Sorry, I’m going to be changing in the same dressing room as you.  This is what’s going to happen.’”

Watch her interview with NBC Latino below:

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Priscilla Rodriguez, Associate Editor

Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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