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Jenna Talackova Canada’s First Miss Universe Transgender Contestant Makes Top 12

Now that all the hoopla over weather Jenna Talackova could be in Canada’s Miss Universe pageant, or weather she couldn’t be Canada’s Miss Universe pageant (she could) and last night night when all was said and done despite not winning the pageant title or crown Jenna Talackova walked away a winner.

Jenna, all 6’2″ of her sashayed down the runway in a white bikini and  sparkled heels, Talackova and was picked as one of  the top 12 finalist but did not advance to the top five after the evening gown segment.

Originally Jenna was disqualified for not being a “naturally born female.” but she refused to back down and argued that the decision was discrimination and after much support and pressure from LGBT groups as well as Canadian citizens and supporters from around the world for Jenna the Miss Universe Organization, owned by Donald Trump, reinstated her and went one step further and changed its rules to allow transgendered women to compete in its worldwide competition.

Jenna has broken down a barrier for social inclusion in the beauty pageant,”said Susan Gapka, chair of Toronto’s Trans Lobby Group “She’s a winner in our eyes as a woman, a trans, an activist and a beauty queen.”.

OH CANADA! – Transexual Contestant Kicked Out Of Miss Universe Canada Beauty Pageant

Last week we wrote about the stunning and beautiful Jenna Talackova. 

 Jenna who was born a male and underwent hormone therapy at age 14 went on to have sexual reassignment surgery in 2010 and had become the first transexual contestant to make it to the finals as a contestant in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada.

Well thats all changed now according to CTV News:

Miss Universe Canada issued a statement Friday saying Talackova “did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form.”

“We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best,” it said.

Miss Universe Canada didn’t go into specifics about exactly what “requirements” Ms. Talackova failed to meet.  But I think we can probably figure that out.

Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant is owned by Donald Trump.  Are we surprised?

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