A beauty pageant has booted a contestant out the competition after discovering the buxom blonde was born a boy. Miss Universe Canada officials have banned 23-year-old transsexual Jenna Talackova from participating in the pageant finals to be held in Toronto in May, 2012. The Vancouver contestant was one of sixty-five women chosen to compete in the national contest (which is owned by Donald Trump).
The Miss Universe Canada organizers threw out Jenna Talackova when they found out she had undergone surgery to become a woman. The transgendered contestant had already successfully reached the finals in the Miss Vancouver pageant before she was banned from continuing in the competition.
Although the pageant organizers described Talackova as a ‘real girl’ they disqualified her arguing that the rules state that each contestant must be a ‘naturally born female.’ The contestants can also not have been married and never pregnant. Critics of the decision claim that the rules do not specifically address sex change or plastic surgery.
When the 23-year-old was asked about her sex change and she admitted she was actually born a male; she checked female on her application. Despite her pleas to stay in the pageant her confession meant that she was pulled from the contest that same day.
The decision from the Miss Universe Canada pageant, which is owned by Donald Trump, has sparked outrage with people calling for Jenna to be reinstated into the contest.
People have taken to social media pages to express their disgust with one Facebook user writing on the pageant’s page: ‘Tell us what “requirements” did she not make?