TRANSPHOBIA

Outrage After Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant With Bangin’ Bikini Bod Is Disqualified

Despite the fact that Jenna Talackova is more stunning than most biological females, the powers that control the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant have disqualified her, reports the Toronto Star.

Writes the Star:

According to Denis Davila, national director of Miss Universe Canada, the rules set by the Miss Universe franchise state that each contestant must be a “naturally born female.” According to Davila, Talackova claimed on her registration form she was born a female. He said he suspected otherwise and asked her about it on March 13, when she admitted she was not. She was pulled from the contest that day.

Now internet outrage has bubbled up over the incident, and a change.org petition has over 30,000 signatures demanding she be allowed to compete.

In a 2010 interview, Talackova said she knew she was a female at age 4 and began hormone therapy at age 14, before undergoing gender reassignment surgery at 19.

That Jenna has a better bikini body than 99% of the female population ought to make these anti-trans pageant directors ashamed of themselves.

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