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After posting a picture of herself and her girlfriend on Instagram former Miss Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, came out as a lesbian, making her the first national beauty queen to be openly gay in the country.
Rodriguez, 24 and her girlfriend, DJ Vanessa Cortes, made their relationship public on Instagram. The intimate photo was of the couple lying in bed, with Rodriguez staring into the eyes of Cortes, reported Wonder Wall.
Rodriguez posted another Instagram post thankful for the support of her fans.
“I appreciate the outpouring of support and even more, to rejoice in happiness,” Rodriguez wrote.
According to E! News, Rodriguez and Cortes met through a mutual friend last year, and have been dating for several months.
Their meeting was before Rodriguez competed in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow where she placed second to Venezuela’s Maria Gabriela Isler. That same year, the pageant caused controversy because of Russia’s anti-gay laws.
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