Miss Universe allows transgender candidate to compete in this year’s pageant; Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao disagrees with decision

GMA News Online reports that on Tuesday, April 10, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced that they had decided to reinstate Canadian candidate Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman, in the competition.

Jenna Talackova of Canada was born male but later underwent a sex change operation and, as such, is recognized as legally female in Canada. The data in her birth certificate and other documents have been amended to indicate she’s a female.

 

GMA News Online reports that on Tuesday, April 10, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced that they had decided to reinstate Canadian candidate Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman,  in the competition. The report noted: "The organization also said that they are going to revamp the pageant rules to accommodate transgender women in the contest beginning 2013."

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