Patricia Yurena has become a new face for the gay and lesbian in Spain and around the world.
The two-time Miss Spain and last year’s Miss Universe runner-up came out as a lesbian after posting an intimate picture of her and her girlfriend, house DJ Vanesa Cortes, on Instagram.
The photo, posted last week, was captioned, “Romeo and Juliet.”
“I published the picture completely spontaneously and in an impulsive manner. Thank you for all your support and most importantly that you are happy with my happiness,” the 24-year-old said in a subsequent post.
Yurena followed it with another snapshot of her and Cortes looking at the camera.
“I don’t regret what I did and I did it because I am happy about what’s going on in my life,” she told Spanish newspaper La Opinión de Tenerife.
According to the NY Daily News, she might be the last national beauty queen for Spain as the company that runs the pageant, Certamen Miss España SL, filed for bankruptcy in 2013.