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Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant

  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova was originally disqualified for not being "naturally born female".
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Talackova, 23, was kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada competition earlier.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Her disqualification sparked commentary on the Internet and cable television news.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Pageant organizers accused Talackova of having "falsified her application when she said she was born female".
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • She was reinstated to the Canadian competition by businessman Donald Trump, who owns the Miss Universe organization.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova walking the ramp.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • She underwent gender-reassignment surgery at age 19 and holds legal documents affirming it.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna performing in the competition.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • National beauty pageants are currently being held around the world to choose contestants to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe contest.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna in the bikini segment of the competition.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna wants pageant organizers to go further and drop eligibility rules she calls discriminatory.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna walking the ramp in the competition at Toronto.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna showing her Canadian passport, driver's license and other documents that identify her as a woman.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova at a press conference.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna has taken a stand against discrimination of transgender women.
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant
  • Jenna Talackova: 'Miss Universe' Canada's first transgender contestant