Miss Utah 2020 Rachel Slawson is to make history as the first openly bisexual woman competing in the Miss USA pageant for its 6-decade-long history. Miss USA’s executive director, Shanna Moakler, told the Blast that she is “extremely proud” to have the rainbow community represented at the contest. Slawson herself treats her bisexuality as a secondary issue, she wants to talk about the stigma around people with mental health disorders, as she is battling bipolar disorder herself. : “I am so grateful for this crown. And I promise to do right by Utah and spend this year sharing my truth. But if I’m being honest with you, this crown is a new job, not an answer to the question I spent the last nine years asking. ‘Why am I even here?’ I am why,” she said as she was crowned Miss Utah.