Good news for any of you guys who have been pulling for the Miss Universe pageant to feature more contestants who look like RuPaul and J-Nap:

With newly inclusive pageant rules, transgender women can now aspire to the Miss Universe crown. The Miss Universe Organization announced Tuesday that it will allow contestants who were not born as women to compete for the title, after 23-year-old Miss Canada Jenna Talackova pleaded with pageant officials to reconsider her initial disqualification.

Talackova had begun hormone treatments at 14 and underwent a sex reassignment surgery four years ago. She won the Miss Canada competition, but she was disqualified when pageant officials discovered her history. Talackova, who was represented by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, appealed to Donald Trump, the owner of the Miss Universe Organization, and he wished her luck.

If Gloria Allred’s going to have a say in who participates in the Miss Universe contest, within five years the pageant contestants are going to look regulars at the Star Wars cantina.


7 Responses to “Miss Universe to Allow Transgender Contestants”

  1. Truesoldier__ on April 10th, 2012 5:56 pm

    How about we just give the crown to the plastic surgeon of the contestant that wins. It seems like they had more to do with the win nowadays than the contestants.

  2. backwoodsconsr on April 10th, 2012 7:26 pm

    Before long the organizers will be singing, "Where have all the ratings gone, long time passing…

    Where have all the viewers gone, long time ago…"

  3. SignPainterGuy on April 10th, 2012 8:21 pm

    I left as a viewer years ago; it has been so fake and an exhibition of little of interest !

  4. Dexter_Alarius on April 11th, 2012 3:49 pm

    YGTBKM! I thought this contest was for women, not women and mutilated men.

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 11th, 2012 8:10 pm

    Trump is now leading from behind. Didn`t he say once he likes Obama ?

  6. Print Catalogs on April 14th, 2012 12:36 am

    Miss Universe is considered the most prestigious pageant for women. And been creating a good reputation in terms of global visions for a cause. Allowing this new rule will not just destroy the true essence of being a Ms Universe but also the trust of the millions of fans across the globe.

    - Blake

  7. brother ink cart on September 18th, 2013 9:47 am

    I have heard this news and I have read this on a newspaper. This is quite a shocker considering that only female contestants are allowed to participate since the day it began. I think they should stop printing something like this on a newspaper.

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