A biracial teen girl could make history as the first lesbian Miss South Carolina.
Analouisa Valencia, 19, has already won her hometown’s beauty queen title, Miss Lyman.
In July she will compete for South Carolina’s state crown, and if she wins, will go on to vie for the coveted Miss USA crown.
‘I want to show the judges who I really am,’ said Valencia in an interview with CNN.
‘I just really wanted to be an advocate for equality for everyone this year.’