Canada’s Miss Universe will be crowned in Toronto on May 19th but the event has received a ton of publicity already due to a unique situation. Regardless of whether she wins or loses, one of the participants involved figures to come out on top.
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Jenna Talackova, a 23-year-old from Vancouver, was booted from the competition by the Miss Universe Organization when they found out that she had received gender-reassignment surgery in 2010. The organization states a rule that an entrant into the competition has to be a “naturally born” female in order to qualify but Donald Trump, who owns the organization, stepped in to overturn the ruling and the door has been opened for Talackova to be welcomed back into the Miss Universe Canada Pageant, although nothing is official yet. Talakova has all the necessary identification as a woman and she started taking hormones at age 14 before she decided to get the surgery and she has argued that she is not only a woman, but her past doesn’t exactly give her an advantage over her competitors. This is an argument that some have used in the case of sports and the Olympics when it comes to transgendered individuals but it won’t fly in the world of beauty pageants.
Will Jenna Talackova win the Miss Universe Canada Pageant?
Will Jenna Talackova Finish in the Top 3 in the Miss Universe Canada Pageant?
Right now, you would find odds of 8/1 for Talackova to finish in the top three of the Miss Universe Canada Pageant and 25/1 to go on and represent the country at the global event, which takes place later in 2012, but this is a larger issue than just a beauty pageant now. Talackova is going to have a lot of people on her side and she could very well end up taking the competition, so keep an eye on this story over the next month.
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