Miss Utah: First Openly Bisexual Miss USA Contestant

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source: USA Today

Miss Utah Rachel Slawson will make history at Miss USA.

Slawson, 25, was crowned Miss Utah on Saturday and will go on to compete at Miss USA, where she will become the first openly bisexual contestant.

“This is my 7th pageant, my 5th time competing at Miss Utah USA, and tonight I finally experienced hands down the biggest dream of my life.” 

Rachel Slawson
Miss Utah

The beauty queen opened up about her mental health struggles leading up to her win, revealing that she “tried to end my life… the night I lost Miss Utah USA” at age 19 because she questioned, “‘Why wasn’t I enough?'”

“After a few trips to the psych ward, being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder… and finally coming to terms with who I am as a queer woman…….. The only difference between tonight, and the night I left broken-hearted wishing I wasn’t alive, is that I knew I was enough before I arrived.”

Rachel Slawson
Miss Utah

GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) applauded Slawson’s win.

Miss Utah Rachel Slawson will make history as Miss USA’s first openly bisexual contestant

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