Jenna’s BAAACK! Miss Universe to Allow Trans Contestant to Compete After All
We’ve written several times about the curious case of Jenna Talackova, the trans beauty pageant contestant who was first permitted to, and then banned from competing in the Miss Universe Canada pageant.
Thousands of UB readers have fallen head over heels for Jenna along the way. Emails and comments have poured in expressing support for her and complimenting the poise and grace she has displayed while weathering an international media storm.
Today brings fantastic news for Jenna and her legion of fans. It looks like Donald Trump got my memo – Jenna has been once again permitted to compete!
Gender recognition requirements vary slightly by province in Canada and can include obtaining medical certificates and legal affidavits from doctors. Meeting standards established by other international competitions, however, could be more difficult: Rules for the Miss U.S. International competition, for example, state an entrant must be a “naturally born genetic female.”
The brief statement issued by the Miss Universe organization did not elaborate on what the requirements entail.
We reached out to Jenna this morning to offer our congratulations. Stay tuned!
Are you pleased with the pageant’s decision?