Miss Universe Canada Pageant Accepts Trans Contestant Jenna Talackova
The Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe franchise has accepted its first trans pageant contestant, 23-year-old Jenna Talackova.
The 6’1″ blond underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 2010 after years of hormone therapy which began when she was 14.
Under Canadian law, Jenna is legally a woman, and thus legally able to participate in the beauty queen competition. Not that Trump or anyone else is even suggesting she be barred from participating. The Apprentice firer-in-chief may have a pathetic stance on LGBT rights, but he knows a ratings gold money-maker when he sees one. Or sees her, in this case.
You can get to know Jenna a bit better in this clip from the 2010 Miss International Queen pageant in Pattaya, Thailand. She shows up around the 8:00 mark.
Watch in horror as the host literally asks every single offensive question he possibly can think of. Jenna, to her credit, giggles uncomfortably instead of punching him in his face.
Congratulations to you, Jenna! We’ll be following this competition closely!