What does this say to women?
In short, it says: "sorry, ladies, men are better than you at everything, including being a woman."
A transgender person is now one step closer to being crowned Miss USA.
Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male, won the Miss Silver State USA pageant this week, an event considered the biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant, KVVU-TV reported.
The outlet called it a "monumental win" for Enriquez, who will now move on to the statewide competition in the pageant circuit that leads to Miss USA and, eventually, the Miss Universe competition.
The pageants, collectively run by the Miss Universe Organization, were once owned by former President Donald Trump and are widely recognized for awarding among the most coveted crowns in the pageant world.
In an interview with the local news outlet after the victory, Enriquez called the experience "a celebration of womanhood and diversity and this celebration of being your true self."
But Enriquez noted that she has not always been so well liked in the pageant world. She recalled at a previous pageant, which she chose not to name in the report, when event organizers found out she was a transgender, they required her to provide medical documents to prove she was female. The organizers also allegedly refused to assign her a roommate.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Queen USA 2016, Kataluna Enriquez attends the 2nd Annual TransNation Festival Closing Gala "Eleganza" at Cicada on October 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)