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Transgenders To Contest For Miss Universe Title!

Transgenders often complain that they are not treated equally. The recent controversy of Miss Universe Beauty contest has created a big rage worldwide. Miss Canada contestant Jenna Talackova was disqualified for the beauty pageant because she is not naturally born a female.

After the big protest against the discrimination of transgender women, Miss Universe organizers have finally changed their rules. Now transgender women are allowed to participate and contest for the big title. Donald Trump, the co-owner of Miss Universe Organization recently announced that transgenders will be allowed to participate in the contest. He reinstated the entry of Jenna Talackova and wished her good luck for participating in the beauty contest. The organizers discussed with GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to change their policy so as to include transgender women from 2013 in Miss Universe season.

Beauty pageants give recognition to the most beautiful women on Earth. Similarly, Miss Universe is a contest in which the beauty and brain of gorgeous contestants are analysed and awarded. Young beauties impress the jury with their talent and lean figures. All national pageants are currently selecting participants for the Miss Universe 2012.

Jenna Talackova is a 23 old Canadian transgender who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 19. Jenna Talackova has a Canadian passport and various other documents to identify herself as a woman. She participated in the National pageant to qualify for Miss Universe beauty contest after which she was denied an entry to the Miss Universe contest.

After Jenna Talackova qualification to the 61st Miss Universe contest, many transgender women have taken a stand to participate at Olympics, the Girl Scouts of America and America's Next Top Model. The decision has made transgender women feel equal in all the fields.

Story first published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:59 [IST]
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