Miss Univers Jenna Talackova

March 27, 2012 by staff 

Miss Univers Jenna Talackova, Pageant organizers deny charges of discrimination and say that the reason why a male-to-female transgender contestant could not compete because she lied on her application.

The Miss Universe Canada organizers threw out Jenna Talackova when they found out she had undergone surgery to become a woman.

‘She was dishonest,’ said Denis Davila, the director of Miss Universe Canada.

The transgendered contestant had already successfully reached the finals in the Miss Vancouver pageant before she was banned from continuing in the competition.

After becoming suspicious, Mr Davila questioned Ms Talackova, 23, who said that, even though she written on her application that she had been born a female, that was not the case.

‘We have to have the facts straight. There is no discrimination here at all,’ Mr Davila said.

‘You can look at it the way she wants to look at it, but we all have to follow the same rules.’

Following her expulsion from the competition, organizers have faced much criticism with many fans saying that they were blatantly discriminatory.

Over 20,000 people have signed a virtual petition on calling for organizers to reverse their decision.

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