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Miss Utah USA Rachel Slawson is making history at Graceland

Posted at 1:27 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 15:27:45-05

Miss Utah USA Rachel Slawson is making history in Graceland.

She's in Memphis, Tennessee right now for the Miss USA competition which is taking place on Monday, November 9, 2020. Rachel is the first openly bisexual woman to compete in Miss USA, representing members of the LGBTQ community.

Miss Utah is also a spokesperson for mental health, because, she says a suicide attempt changed her life forever several years ago. She says she wants to represent people with bipolar disorder, to show that mental illness isn't something to be ashamed of but rather something that's one part of a beautiful person.

The competition is organized to be an innovative event that prioritizes the health and safety of the contestants, audience, and crew. The nationally televised pageant will take place in the Exhibition Center and the Soundstage at Graceland, two concert-and-event spaces located at the Elvis Presley's Memphis complex across the street from the Presley mansion.

You can watch it on FYI Network, but you can follow Miss Utah USA Rachel Slawson's experiences at Instagram: @saltyrachel.