CBS News A transgender beauty contestant has been banned from Miss Universe Canada, sparking dialogue over whether women who were born as men should be allowed to compete in the pageant. She started hormone therapy at 14 and had gender surgery five years later.
The 6' 1" blonde model made the finals in the Miss Vancouver pageant but was disqualified after organizers learned she wasn't a naturally born female.
According to The Province newspaper, Talackova took to Twitterwriting, "I'm disqualified, however I'm not giving up. I'm not going to just let them disqualify me over discrimination.
There is no discrimination here at all. You can look at it the way she wants to look at it Share Tweet Reddit Flipboard Email.
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