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Miss Universe Canada Accepts First Transexual Beauty Pageant Contestant. Maybe…

Statuesque and beautiful 23 year old Jenna Talackova is hoping to beat the competition and represent Canada at the upcoming 2012 Miss Universe competition as news spread that Jenna had made it to the finals as a contestant in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada.  But some beauty pageant purist are up in arms because Jenna was originally born a male and underwent hormone therapy at age 14 and underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 2010 to become the beautiful woman she is today.  But now there seems to be a mystery if Jenna will actually be in the pageant at all..

Many are arguing that Jenna should not be allowed to be  acceptanced as a contestant by Miss Universe Canada because they believe that it raises ethical and moral issues and feel that the Big 4 beauty competitions (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth) were meant for naturally born women. But under the Equality Law in Canada’s 1982 constitution, her application cannot be denied since she’s legally a woman.

But now less than a day after word of her participation in this year’s Miss Universe Canada pageant began making the rounds, her profile disappeared from the official pageant website.

So will she?  Or won’t she be in the pageant. And Miss Universe Canada has not commented nor issued a statement.

The winner of Miss Universe Canada will go on to represent the country at the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant

In 2010 Jenna she was a Top 10 finalist in the transgender Miss International Queen pageant held in Thailand

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