Transgender blonde told she does not fit rules which say ‘naturally born' females only
23-year-old Jenna Talackova was born male, and that led organisers to disqualify her last week as a finalist in the 61st Miss Universe Canada pageant taking place in May.
The rules of the contest, say entrants must be "naturally born" females.
The Vancouver woman underwent a sex change four years ago.
"After review, organisers discovered that Jenna Talackova falsified her application and did not meet the necessary requirements to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant," a statement said.
She added: "I regard myself as a woman with a history,"
A Vancouver transgender activist, Jamie, said Talackova could sue for violation of her human rights.