Transgender Jenna Talackova is back in Miss Universe Canada

Transgender Jenna Talackova is back in Miss Universe Canada

Toronto : Canada | Apr 05, 2012 at 12:06 AM PDT
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The transgender Jenna Talackova is back in the competition in Miss Universe Canada!

The Miss Universe Canada already allowed the transgender Jenna providing she will meets the certain provisions. Michael Cohen the executive vice president of the organization release a statement,” The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions”.

Jenna was born male but has identified as a female since age 4. She began hormone therapy at 14 and underwent gender reassignment surgery at 19. Earlier she was disqualified from the pageant for she was born a boy and the pageant required to be naturally born girl contestant.

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