Kylan Arianna Wenzel, First Transgender to Compete in Miss California USA 2013

Kylan Arianna Wenzel is the first transgender to compete in Miss California USA 2013, actually the first ever to compete in a Miss USA pageant system. This is made possible thanks to Jenna Talackova because Jenna is the one who, some month ago managed to pressure the Miss Universe Organization to allow transgenders to compete.
Kylan-Arianna Wenzel is 26 years old and stands 5’10″. She was born in Daegu, South Korea and is of South Korean and German descent.

Kylan-Arianna Wenzel is the first transgender contestant to compete for a state title in the USA, Miss California USA 2013.

Kylan-Arianna Wenzel is the first transgender contestant to compete for a state title in the USA, Miss California USA 2013.


She was born in Daegu, South Korea and is of South Korean and German descent.

She was born in Daegu, South Korea and is of South Korean and German descent.


Kylan-Arianna Wenzel is 26 years old and stands 5'10".

Kylan-Arianna Wenzel is 26 years old and stands 5’10″.


Kylan Arianna Wenzel is following Jenna Talackova example in fighting for equal rights

Kylan Arianna Wenzel is following Jenna Talackova example in fighting for equal rights

At the age of 2, her family was stationed at Clark Air Base, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. In June of 1991 the air force base was evacuated when the volcano, Mount Pinatubo erupted. She arrived in the United States for the very first time that summer.

Being in a military family, she moved often. She has lived in towns and cities throughout multiple states. Thatcher, Arizona is where she finished her last months of middle school before heading back to Seoul, South Korea to attend high school. Although being somewhat isolated in another country, her high school offered unique opportunities. She was able to visit surrounding countries numerous of times through school events. Upon graduating high school, she relunctantly accepted admission to the University of Washington in Seattle despite her heart being set on an education in London.

After Seattle, she moved to California to pursue a career in entertainment.
She finally had her gender reassignment surgery in August of 2013. She hopes to eventually become an actress, TV Host, and also a guest host on The View. Kylan is currently pursuing her dream in winning the Miss Universe title.
Courtesy of Kylan Arianna Wenzel website.

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