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Los Angeles Times

Photo Gallery: Miss California USA 2013 includes first transgender participant

When Kylan Arianna Wenzel took the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, she became the first transgender woman to enter the Miss USA competition. Wenzel -- a 26-year-old Century City resident -- was one of 229 Miss California USA contestants who had dreams of moving on to the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions.