Gay teen makes groundbreaking run for title of Miss SC

SPARTANBURG, SC - Analouisa Valencia, a 19-year-old beauty queen from Spartanburg, regularly gets interview requests from across the country, and despite her natural shyness, she accepts them all.

As the first openly lesbian contestant for Miss South Carolina and one of a small number of multi-racial contestants, Valencia has had her picture in national, regional, local and niche publications this spring.

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