Exactly how much hermaphroditism is too much for Miss Universe?
Jenna Talackova has been served no injustice by being disqualified from this year’s Miss Universe Canada pageant.
The 23-year-old beauty-queen-hopeful may have lost her shot at the crown, but the worldwide attention currently being lavished upon her undoubtedly outshines any notoriety she would have enjoyed as the next Miss Universe Canada.
Talackova claims she was unfairly dismissed from the pageant after organizers discovered that she was originally born male. And perhaps that is so. But we need not cast our pity over in her direction; I suspect she’ll do just fine. While the debacle may have exposed Talackova as “unfit” to compete against “natural” women, it has, to a far greater effect, uncovered the contradictions and backward thinking that riddles the contemporary Miss Universe industry.
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