February 09, 2016 | Updated at 05:20 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Did Transgender Beauty Queen Violate Miss Universe Canada Rules?

Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova said she felt discriminated when she was ousted from Miss Universe Canada pageant.

By EnStarz Staff Writer, EnStars on Mar 27, 2012 02:31 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter

Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova said she felt discriminated when she was ousted from Miss Universe Canada pageant.

"I will look to turn this situation into a positive so that other people in a similar situation are not discriminated against in the future," she said in a statement on Monday.

But Miss Universe Canada states that the rules of the pageant are clear, that each contestant is required to be "a naturally born female."

The pageant ousted Talackova on March 23 because she did not meet the requirements to compete "despite having stated otherwise on her entry form."

Talackova stated in a YouTube video posted in 2010 that she "knew" she was a female at the age of 4.

Some Talackova supporters are urging organizers through a petition on change.org to allow her to compete.

 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   odd
  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Katrina Kaif Ranbir Kapoor

Did Katrina Kaif Just Diss Ranbir Kapoor?

Did Katrina Kaif throw some shade at Ranbir Kapoor?

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic Confirms She Was Fired By E!

OMG! Giuliana Rancic was axed by the E! network. Find out why.

Kathryn & Donnie Edwards

'RHOBH' Kathryn Edwards Ran Into Her Ex-Husband Over The Weekend?!

Find out why Kathryn Edwards was recently in the same venue as her ex-husband, Marcus Allen.

The Flash

Pied Piper Is Back On 'The Flash'! Get All The Details On His Time Bending Return

Last week we were treated to some confusing set photos involving the Flash and Pied Piper. Now, we have the inside scoop on what exactly is in store for episode 17.

Erika Jayne

Watch One Of 'RHOBH' Erika Jayne Girardi's Racy Music Videos!

Take a look at Erika Girardi's alter ego, Erika Jayne, in all of her glory.

The Walking Dead

'The Walking Dead' Is DEFINITELY Doing A Big Moment From The Original Comics

A new photo has circulated that gives away a pretty big spoiler

Stephen McGann

Something Will 'Blow Up Horribly' For Dr Turner On 'Call The Midwife'

Dr. Turner is about to face something pretty dreadful on 'Call the Midwife.'

Seth Meyers

Watch Seth Meyers React After His Joke Totally Bombed

The 'Late Night' host had an unexpected moment of humility this week.

Rodie Sanchez & Aubrey St. Angelo investigating the murder of Eugenie Boisfontaine on the season finale of 'Killing Fields'

Something About The Case Has 'Split' Rodie Sanchez On 'Killing Fields'

The detective will consider giving it all up to save his family.

New Hampshire

When & How To See Live Results Online From The New Hampshire Primary

Here's how to view the results of the all-important N.H. primary tonight on the major cable news networks.

Real Time Analytics