Miss Universe Canada, Jenna Talackova – disqualified for being a transexual?

Beauty queen, Miss Universe Canada – Jenna Talackova received the dreaded news. She was disqualified from the Miss Universe Pageant because “she did not meet requirements” after she had been selected as one of the 65 finalists to compete for the crown in Toronto.

It was still hanging in the balance last week whether she could continue to compete until she heard on Friday and tweeted that she had been disqualified with the pageant having found that she had sexual reassignment surgery in 2010.

Here’s the statement from the pageant:

“She did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” stated a Miss Universe Canada release issued on Friday.

“We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best,” it concludes, without specifying what requirements she did not meet.

What do you think? Discrimination or not? Do you think transgendered women should be allowed to compete with natural-born women?

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