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Patricia Yurena      

First Openly Gay Winner of Miss Spain

Patricia Yurena is a Spanish beauty queen and actress who captured the crown of Miss Spain 2013 and was a top 15 semifinalist in Miss World 2008. In 2013 she won the title Miss Spain 2013 and represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Rodríguez is the first openly lesbian national beauty queen.

At 17, Rodríguez was selected Miss Spain 2008, the official representative to Miss Universe, in Oropesa del Mar, Castellón. Due to Miss Universe eligibility regulations that state every contestant must be 18 before February 1, Rodríguez was ineligible to attend Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang, Vietnam and first runner-up Claudia Moro of Madrid went instead.

Rodríguez was sent to compete in Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she placed as one of the Top 15 semifinalists.

Patricia won the title of Miss Universe Spain 2013, gaining the right to represent Spain at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Rodríguez represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013 on November 9, 2013 where she competed to succeed Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of USA, eventually finishing as first runner-up to María Gabriela Isler of Venezuela (her roommate). She is only the second Spanish woman to place first runner-up.


2-Time Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Outs Herself on Instagram as ...
Spanish beauty queen Patrician Yurena shocked the nation on Saturday when she out herself on social networking site Twitter as a lesbian. She posted her ...
Former Miss Spain becomes first openly gay national beauty queen ...
Patricia Yurena, two-time winner of the Miss Spain contest and a runner up in last year's Miss Universe competition, published the sultry snap on the social ...

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