Miss Canada Universe contest, born a man, banned from competing in pageantShe has all the makings of a beauty queen — a thin frame, flowing hair, pearly-white teeth and bubbly personality to boot.
But that she was born male had Vancouver's Jenna Talackova, 23, ousted from one of the country’s top beauty competitions and set off a debate over whether a beauty pageant has the right to decide what is female.
“This is a major case in beauty contest history,” said Patrizia Gentile, a Carleton University professor who wrote her PhD thesis on Canadian beauty pageants. “They’re reluctant to take chances, but if they want to be relevant, they have to.”
I wonder had she gone through the courts, would she have been successful?
And since Donald Trump owns the Miss Universe pageant and is known not to be that tolerant of the LGBT community, we shouldn't even be surprised.