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  • Jenna Talackova’s disqualification from Miss Universe Canada sparks fresh outrage

    03/29/2012 10:05:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    International outrage is growing over the disqualification of transsexual model Jenna Talackova from the finals of Miss Universe Canada. With blond locks, long legs and delicate features, Talackova was a strong competitor in pageant but was disqualified, she says, because she used to be male, even though she made it to the finals of the contest. The story has now flared through the British, U.S. and Canadian media in recent days, sparking online protests. “This is discriminatory, unjust, and quite frankly disgusting,” said Oscar Dimant of Brooklyn, New York, listed as the author of the online petition at change.org. “She...