Miss Universe Canada boots transgender competitor
From LA Times:
As far as Miss Universe Canada is concerned, it seems the “Miss” part of the competition has to start at birth — particularly for ousted contestant Jenna Talackova, who was born male and who said she self-identified as female at age 4 and underwent gender reassignment surgery at 19.
“Jenna Talackova from Vancouver, British Columbia, will not compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” the pageant organization said Friday in a statement. “We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.”
If trans Miss Universe candidate Jenna Talackova can't compete, neither should any of the others who received cosmetic surgery
— Jered Stuffco (@jstuffco) March 26, 2012