In the audition segment, Karina told a great story of family acceptance, taking the time to recount her mother's journey and saying that although her dad had died before she was able to come out to him, she knows he would have supported her. She finished by singing a song dedicated to her dad. You can follow Karina on Facebook and Twitter.
Nuestra Belleza Latina is one of Univision's most popular programs, with over 4 million people who tuned in to watch last season's premiere.
In 2009 Univision's singing competition Viva el Sueño featured an openly gay singer, Fedro, who spoke about his orientation, and last year the network's dance competition Mira Quién Baila included openly gay stylist Samy. With its diverse casting, Univision is helping to keep in the "real" in reality programming.
Watch Karina's audition here: