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Friday, March 23, 2012

Miss Universe Canada yanks transgendered contestant

I've been thinking a little about beauty pageants and other such institutions tonight — and I should say from the outset that I'm not really into the beauty pageant scene. But in the spirit of live and let live, I support people who participate. more
Montreal Gazette (blog) ( 3/26/2012 8:36:22 PM -08:00 )

'She was dishonest': Pageant organizers deny discrimination after kicking out
By Laura Pullman Pageant organizers deny charges of discrimination and say that the reason why a male-to-female transgender contestant could not compete because she lied on her application. The Miss Universe Canada organizers threw out Jenna Talackova more
Daily Mail ( 3/26/2012 7:56:41 PM -08:00 )

Vancouver transgendered woman kicked out of Miss Universe pageant
VANCOUVER A tall, blond and attractive transgendered woman kicked out the Miss Universe Canada pageant is urging her supporters to sign an online petition calling for her reinstatement. Miss Universe Canada issued a brief statement last week saying more
Hamilton Spectator ( 3/26/2012 3:54:42 PM -08:00 )

Transgender woman's ouster not discrimination: Miss Universe
VANCOUVER – Miss Universe Canada insists no discrimination was intended in the ouster of Vancouver contestant Jenna Talackova after it was discovered she was born male. Organizers said she had been dishonest in her application. more
Toronto Sun ( 3/26/2012 3:29:28 PM -08:00 )

Should Jenna Talackova be allowed to compete in Miss Universe Canada?
Should Jenna Talackova be allowed to compete in Miss Universe Canada?By Community Team Should transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova be allowed to compete in Miss Universe Canada? (Getty Images)Former Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova is seeking legal advice after she was kicked out of the competition more
CBC.ca ( 3/26/2012 12:24:01 PM -08:00 )

No Miss Universe if you're born male
No Miss Universe if youJenna Talackova, right, is transgender, and has been banned from competing in Miss Universe Canada. A transgender Miss Universe hopeful has been ousted from the Canadian competition because she was born male. Miss Universe Canada organisers said Jenna more
Stuff.co.nz ( 3/26/2012 12:24:00 PM -08:00 )

Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Jenna Talackova Disqualified From
Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant Jenna Talackova Disqualified FromJenna Talackova was disqualified from competing in Miss Universe Canada because she is a transgender woman. A rep for the Miss Universe Organization (which is owned by Donald Trump) tells E! News that the "rules currently state that all contestants more
E! Online ( 3/26/2012 12:09:03 PM -08:00 )

Miss Universe Canada disqualifies transsexual contestant: with video
VANCOUVER — Vancouver's Jenna Talackova was everything Miss Universe Canada was looking for when she was selected among 65 finalists for the 2012 competition, to be held in Toronto in May. But the Donald Trump–owned beauty pageant confirmed Friday that more
Montreal Gazette ( 3/26/2012 12:03:37 PM -08:00 )

Transgender model disqualified from Miss Universe Canada pageant
Transgender model disqualified from Miss Universe Canada pageantBy Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Jenna Talackova (center), who was born as a male, was kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada competition. Online support is mounting for the leggy blond beauty queen who said she was booted from the Miss Universe more
New York Daily News ( 3/26/2012 11:22:08 AM -08:00 )

Jenna Talackova out of Miss Universe Canada for being transgender
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 more
Los Angeles Times ( 3/26/2012 10:26:52 AM -08:00 )

Transgendered Miss Universe Canada finalist disqualified (photos, video)
Photos of Miss Universe Canada finalist. A transgendered Miss Universe Canada finalist, Jenna Talackova, of Vancouver, has been disqualified from the competition from the contest's website. Vancouver Observer blogger Bianca Pencz blogs that Talackova's more
Calgary Herald ( 3/26/2012 10:19:13 AM -08:00 )

Jenna Talackova, Disqualified Transgender Miss Universe Canada Finalist, Gets
A change.org petition calling for the 23-year-old Vancouver native to be allowed to compete for the crown has so far drawn over 20000 signatures. "She is a woman and deserves to be treated as any other woman would be," the petition reads. more
Huffington Post ( 3/26/2012 9:45:30 AM -08:00 )

Transsexual Beauty Queen Disqualified from Miss Universe Canada Competition
Transsexual Beauty Queen Disqualified from Miss Universe Canada CompetitionDespite that fact that Jenna Talackova, who was born a male, has been living her life as a female since age 4, the Canadian beauty will not be competing for this year's Miss Universe Canada crown. On Friday, the organization released a statement on more
Us Magazine ( 3/26/2012 9:41:36 AM -08:00 )

Transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant ousted from pageant
Transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant ousted from pageantFrom left, South Korea's Mini and Canada's Jenna Talackova pose for pictures backstage ahead of the Miss International Queen 2010 beauty pageant. (Credit: AFP PHOTO/Getty Images) (CBS News) A transgender beauty contestant has been banned from Miss more
CBS News ( 3/26/2012 9:31:14 AM -08:00 )

Transsexual beauty contestant booted from pageant
Jenna Talackova, a 23-year-old Canadian beauty pageant contestant, has been kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada competition “because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” the pageant more
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) ( 3/26/2012 9:30:42 AM -08:00 )

Miss Universe Canada bounces contestant who was born male: with video
A Miss Universe Canada contestant was pulled from the pageant after organizers found out she was transgendered. VANCOUVER — Jenna Talackova was born a boy. But that didn't stop her from being a Miss Universe Canada contestant. more
Canada.com ( 3/26/2012 9:28:48 AM -08:00 )

Miss Universe Disqualifies Transgender Contestant
Miss Universe Disqualifies Transgender ContestantJenna Talackova is everything you think of when you hear the words “beauty queen.” With her bright smile, flowing blonde hair and viciously long legs, you can't deny she's stunning. But Talackova, 23, has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada more
ABC News (blog) ( 3/26/2012 9:15:47 AM -08:00 )

Jesse Kline: Disqualifying a transgender person from a female beauty contest
Jesse Kline: Disqualifying a transgender person from a female beauty contestJenna Talackova seemed to have everything going for her and had high hopes of competing in the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant in May. She was one of 65 finalists who was chosen to take part. Only problem is that this beautiful young woman hasn't more
National Post ( 3/26/2012 8:42:03 AM -08:00 )

Beauty Pageant Contestant Disqualified for Being Transgender
By Rennie Dyball That's the question at the center of a heated scandal involving one Canadian pageant contestant. Jenna Talackova, 23, was born male but has identified as a female since age 4. She began hormone therapy at 14 and underwent gender more
People Magazine ( 3/26/2012 7:59:22 AM -08:00 )

Transsexual Booted from Miss Universe
Transsexual Booted from Miss UniverseBy Aditi Mathur, International Business Times Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant has banned a transsexual finalist from continuing in the contest stating that she “did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry more
Fox News ( 3/26/2012 7:24:01 AM -08:00 )