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Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso (born 6 March 1990) is a Spanish model, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned both Miss Spain 2008 and Miss Universe Spain 2013. She represented Spain at Miss World 2008, where she placed in the top fifteen, and at Miss Universe 2013, where she was the first runner-up, becoming the highest-placing Spanish delegate since Teresa Sánchez López was first runner-up at Miss Universe 1985.

In August 2014, during the end of her reign as Miss Universe Spain, Rodríguez came out as a lesbian through her Instagram, becoming the first openly LGBT woman to hold a major national pageant title. Although she was not out while competing, Rodríguez was the first LGBT woman to compete in a major international beauty pageant.

Personal life

In August 2014, Rodríguez came out as a lesbian through her Instagram account, publicizing her romantic relationship with Spanish DJ Vanesa Klein. Her decision to come out sparked international headlines, with Rodríguez becoming the first major national pageant titleholder to be openly LGBT, and the first LGBT woman to have competed in one of the major international beauty pageants.