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Miss Utah USA Wants To Become The First Bisexual ‘Bachelorette’

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For the first time in the Miss USA pageant’s 68-year history, this year’s competition will include an openly LGBT contestant: Rachel Slawson.

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Bisexual Rachel will represent her home state of Utah at the 2020 Miss USA pageant this week. Whether she wins or not, the 25-year-old is “just really grateful” to be competing:

A lot of people don’t understand just by looking at me or my social media or seeing national news that I have been in hospitals for my mental health.

And I have been homeless. And there’s a lot of steps I have had to take to be in this moment right now.

She also spoke about being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and “coming to terms with who I am as a queer woman”:

For me, winning is being fully yourself. And pageants, for me, are the perfect place to do that because they have such a stereotype of being ‘perfect,’ but what does that even really mean? Who is perfect? And I think, really, perfection is embracing all the things about you that make you different.

Whoa, don’t get too deep on us there Rachel!

She then revealed she has set her sights on making history in another competition in the near future:

I think that I should be the first bisexual Bachelorette. That’s one of my dreams because I think the LGBTQ community needs to be represented in modern media.”

And I think that if we had more examples of love stories that are diverse—especially because of my story, you know, overcoming and living with Bipolar Disorder, that’s something that’s so often shamed and stigmatized—if we had a Bachelorette and a Miss USA that says, ‘Hey I’m bisexual. I’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and I deserve to have my dreams come true and I deserve to have love… I think that would make a huge change.

Well I don’t know that being Bipolar and “queer” means you automatically deserve to have your story told, but good on Rachel for trying to break down barriers with her dream of being the first ever bisexual Bachelorette.

First things first though – we have to see how Rachel fares in this week’s Miss USA Pageant. I don’t know any of the other contestants so it’s probably unfair to say I hope Rachel wins, but if she does win I hope it’s because she’s actually the best at walking on stage in a dress, wearing high heels and answering questions about world peace, rather than winning just because she’s the first ever bisexual contestant. I mean we can’t besmirch the integrity of the Miss USA competition now can we? Hasn’t 2020 already been awful enough?

Win or lose though, I think Rachel would be perfect for the Bachelorette. I mean if you went to the Bachelorette bosses right now and told them there’s a hot bisexual lady with Bipolar who has overcome homelessness and is open to dating both men and women on the show, they’d snap her up ASAP. It would probably be the greatest Bachelorette series in history! Let’s hope they can make it happen.

 

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For the trans woman who is suing a female beauty pageant for not allowing her to compete, click HERE. Does she look familiar?

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