'ROMEO AND JULIET'

Miss Spain Comes Out as Lesbian

Patricia Yurena, who was crowned Miss Spain in 2008 and 2013, has become the first openly lesbian national beauty queen. Yurena posted a photo on Instagram of herself and her girlfriend, Vanesa Cortez (a singer and DJ) in bed together, along with the caption, “Romeo and Juliet.” “I don’t regret what I did and I did it because I am happy about what’s going on in my life,” Yurena said. Two openly gay competitors vied for the Miss California USA crown in 2012 but neither came home with the title.