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Around this time last year, Jenna Talackova was making headlines for the battle she was embroiled in with the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Canada pageant, from which she was abruptly disqualified when producers found out she was transgender. After being reinstated (thanks in part to major public outcry and the support of high profile attorney Gloria Allred), competing in the pageant, and being named “Miss Congeniality”, the 24-year-old is now hoping to harness that bit of fame and channel it into her new reality series, tentatively titled Brave New Girl.
On Monday, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin claimed that Miss USA 2012 was rigged and subsequently resigned. Monnin alleges that she and a fellow contestant knew the results before they were even announced. But that may not be the real reason why she left her position, and it looks like this scandal is even juicier than we’d imagined.
And thus concludes the media saga of Jenna Talackova, the 23-year-old Miss Universe Canada contestant who was initially booted from the competition in March for not being a “naturally born” female.
The Miss Universe Canada competition was held in Toronto Thursday night, and transgender contestant Jenna Talackova stole the show.
Even though pageant officials announced on Tuesday that transgender contestants will be allowed to participate in upcoming Miss Universe competitions, blogger Bryan Boy decided to weigh in on the controversy surrounding contestant Jenna Talackova (who was born a man, but is now legally a woman) via Twitter last night.
Pageant officials have announced that transgender contestants will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe competition beginning next year.
Jenna Talackova, the Miss Universe Canada contestant that was disqualified due to her transgender status and subsequently reinstated after much media and legal backlash, appeared on ABC‘s 20/20 last night.
Miss Universe Organization owner Donald Trump spoke with ABC‘s Katie Couric this morning about transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova. She was disqualified from entering the pageant last month for failing to meet the gender requirements, but was finally given the green light to compete yesterday.
Last month, 23-year-old Jenna Talackova was disqualified from entering Miss Universe Canada after it was revealed that she was born a male and had undergone gender reassignment four years ago. Now, the Associated Press is reporting that the Miss Universe Organization might reverse the decision and allow Talackova to enter the pageant in May.