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    Updated on Aug 21, 2020. Posted on Aug 24, 2014

    The Former Miss Spain Came Out In A Touching, "Impulsive" Instagram Post

    Having previously struggled with her sexuality, Patricia Yurena had a joyous announcement to make.

    Caption: "Romeo and Juliet"

    Yurena is now the first openly gay winner of Miss Spain.

    Handout / Reuters
    Handout / Reuters

    She told La Opinión de Tenerife, a local paper: "I don't regret what I did and I did it because I'm happy about what's going on in my life."

    IBTimes reports that she'd previously written a blogpost in February about struggling with her sexuality. She'd apparently wondered "Why God had made me wrong".

    She wrote:

    Ideally, I would love to one day live in a society where coming out is no longer necessary because we don't make assumptions about one another's sexuality and homophobia is laid to rest. For now, that is more of an ideal than it is a reality. But if you want to see that ideal become a reality and you have the courage to change history.

    Her partner, Vanessa Klein, is best known as a house DJ.

    It seems they've been inundated with support.

    Hice la publicación con toda naturalidad y de forma impulsiva. Les agradezco las muestras de apoyo y… http://t.co/RyLrfuyfJl

    Patricia Yurena@Patriciayurod

    Hice la publicación con toda naturalidad y de forma impulsiva.

    Les agradezco las muestras de apoyo y… http://t.co/RyLrfuyfJl

    2:17 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The Daily Mail reports that Yurena might be the last person to hold the crown, after the company that organises the contest went bust.

    Handout / Reuters

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