Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, better known as Miss Spain 2013, has taken her place on an important list of Firsts. She has become the first national beauty queen to publicly identify as a lesbian.
Ms Rodriguez posted an Instagram photo of herself and her partner DJ Vanessa Cortes in an affectionate pose. Rodriguez later confirmed that she is out of the closet and thanked her followers for their support. The Instagram post received thousands of likes and comments.
“I do not regret what I did,” Rodriguez told local Spanish newspaper, La Opinion de Tenerife of her announcement. “I’m thrilled with what is happening to me.”
Rodriguez explained that her news was not calculated and she naturally felt the need to share her story. “I appreciate the outpouring of support and even more, to rejoice in my happiness,” she wrote. “Thank you !!”