Miss Spain Patricia Yurena announced on
Instagram that she's in a relationship with another woman, making her
the first openly gay active national beauty queen.
According to the UK's Mirror,
Yurena won her country's title in 2008 and 2013.
She captioned a photo of herself and
girlfriend Vansea Cortes as the pair stared longingly into each other
eyes with “Romeo and Juliet” and the emoticons monkey see no
evil, monkey hear no evil and monkey speak no evil.
The photo received many
“You are giving an excellent
example,” a commenter wrote. “You're beauties, greetings from
“I published quite naturally and
impulsively,” Yurena said in a separate post. “I appreciate the
outpouring of support and even more to rejoice in my happiness.
The 24-year-old Yurena finished runner
up in the 2013 Miss Universe competition. Her girlfriend is a singer