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Miss Universe Canada Disqualifies Transgender Contestant

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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 Miss Universe Canada Disqualifies Transgender Contestant

Transgendered beauty queen Jenna Talackova, aged 23, was kicked out from Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant, after the pageant organizers became suspicious that the contestant was not a 'naturally born female' as stated in her registration form.

The rules of the pageant state that each contestant must be a 'naturally born female'. Jenna describes herself as having identified as a woman when she was 4-years old. She began with hormone therapy at the age of 14-years and had her reassignment operation at 19-years. Jenna has previously represented Canada at Miss International Queen (a transsexual beauty pageant in Thailand) where she was finalist.

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The Miss Universe Canada organizers suspected Talackova of having undergone a sex change operation. When confronted by Denis Davila, the national director of Miss Universe Canada, Jenna admitted that she was actually born as a male.

Despite her pleas to stay in the pageant she was pulled from the contest that same day. Jenna is looking forward to see a lawyer next week.

Mr. Davila said, "She feels like a real girl and she is a real girl. She didn't expect people to question it. She was hoping we could put her back in the competition, but the rules are very clear and there's no way we can go back on it.

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