Patricia Yurena Rodriguez has become the first national beauty pageant winner to come out publicly as a lesbian.
The winner of Miss Spain in 2008 posted a photo on Instagram late last week of herself and girlfriend DJ Vanessa Cortes in a romantic embrace, captioning the picture “Romeo and Juliet.
It has since attracted over 1,000 comments and over 7,000 Likes.
"I do not regret what I did," Rodriguez told Spanish newspaper, La Opinion de Tenerife, of her reveal. "I'm thrilled with what is happening to me."