The Babe Booted from the Miss Universe Competition
Women have been kicked out of the Miss Universe pageant for many reasons in the past… but none quite like this.
Jenna Talackova has been kicked out of Miss Universe Canada, which is owned by Donald Trump, for a reason you never would’ve guessed. The twenty-three year old beauty queen was removed from the competition for being born a male! (And, how crazy is that? She doesn’t look ANYTHING like a male. At least back in the day you could tell, but not anymore…Ah, the surprises life will bring.)
The national director of the Miss Universe pageant in Canada, Dennis Davila, said that the rules clearly state you must be BORN a female — which Talackova was not. Jenna said that she knew she was a girl at aged four and when she turned nineteen she physically became what she knew she’d always been.
‘She feels like a real girl and she is a real girl. She didn’t expect people to question it. She was hoping we could put her back in the competition, but the rules are very clear and there’s no way we can go back on it,’ Davila told TheStar.com.
Miss Universe Canada released the following statement: ‘Jenna Talackova from Vancouver, British Columbia will not compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form.We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.’
The competition’s decision to remove Jenna has sparked a huge uproar on Twitter; people are demanding to know why she can’t still compete seeing as how she could obviously be a contender for the crown had she not been born with an extra appendage.
Dennis Davila also added his two cents, saying, Just because she can’t compete doesn’t mean we stopped loving her.’