Jenelle Hutcherson will make history this Sunday as the first openly lesbian contestant at the Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities pageant.

The 25-year-old Hutcherson, a master hair artist, will also be the first to be sporting a Mohawk, several tattoos and a pierced nose.

“I am running for Miss Long Beach and Miss California USA,” Hutcherson told the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “I will be the first to wear a tux on stage. Also, this will be the first time someone who is openly lesbian will [be] represented in this pageant.”

She added that she's participating in the pageant to help spread a message of equal rights for the LGBT community.

“I hope to bring a message of equality. As an artist in the beauty industry, I can appreciate every texture and color on my pallet. I believe true beauty is something we see every day and comes from within, and I will represent a variety of beauty on stage.”