Former Miss Spain comes out as lesbian

Patricia Yurena with girlfriend

Patricia Yurena Rodriguez posted this photo on Instagram of herself and her girlfriend, Vanesa Cortez, with the caption, “Romeo and Juliet.”


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the case of the former Miss Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, it’s worth just three – “Yes, I am.”

The former Miss Spain (2008 and 2013) and 1st runner up in the 2013 Miss Universe competition came out via Instagram, posting a photo with her girlfriend, singer and DJ Vanesa Cortez, with the caption “Romeo and Juliet.”

The 24-year-old is the first openly lesbian national beauty queen in the country. Rodriguez told a local newspaper, “I do not regret what I did. I’m thrilled with what is happening to me.”

Rodriguez later posted another photo with a caption thanking her fans for their support.

According to the Costa Rican newspaper La NaciĆ³n, Rodriguez and Cortez met via mutual friends last year before the 2013 Miss Universe pageant and began dating several months ago.

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