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Jenna Talackova, Transgender Beauty Pageant Contestant, Disqualified from Miss Universe Canada

A new beauty pageant scandal has broken out, but this one has nothing to do with naked photos or a contestant's stance on gay marriage. Jenna Talackova - a 23-year old who was born a man, but who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 19 - has been disqualified from Miss Universe Canada because, according to a statement from the organization, she does not "meet the requirements to compete, despite having stated otherwise on her entry form.
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Jenna Talackova: I Was Born in the Wrong Body

Pop Culture / Celebrity : The Hollywood Gossip (3 years ago)

Transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova says in a new interview that even at four years old, she knew she was "in the wrong body." Talackova, who was booted from Miss Universe Canada for not being a "naturally bo... Read Post

The Miss Universe Organization Will Allow Transgender Contestants

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Perez Hilton (3 years ago)

Such AMAZING progress in the world of beauty pageantry! Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova was originally discriminated against and rejected by the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was born a male, but after much ... Read Post

Jenna Talackova can compete in Miss Universe Canada, but will she?

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Ministry of Gossip (3 years ago)

Jenna Talackova can compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, as long as she's legally female, but the transgender beauty queen wants it spelled out plainly. Jenna Talackova, who underwent gender reassignment surgery at 19, wants... Read Post

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