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Jenna Talackova appears in an undated photo posted her ModelMayhem modeling profile. / Jenna Talackova appears at the Miss International Queen 2010 pageant on Nov. 19, 2010. - Provided courtesy of www.modelmayhem.com / AP Photo / Sakchai Lalit / Miss Universe Canada Organization
04/03/2012

Transsexual contestant Jenna Talackova can compete in a preliminary Miss Universe pageant in her native Canada "if she wants to," owner Donald Trump has clarified, following her disqualification and suggested reinstatement, adding that he "couldn't care less" whether or not she decides to return.

The 23-year-old Vancouver native was axed as a Miss Universe Canada finalist last month, a move that spurred an online backlash and accusations of discrimination. Organizers said she was "dishonest" by failing to disclose she had been born male. On Monday, they said she could compete after all if she "meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada and the standards established by other international competitions."

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04/03/2012
Jenna Talackova appears with a Miss Canada sash in an undated photo posted her ModelMayhem modeling profile. - Provided courtesy of www.modelmayhem.com

Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman who was born male, may be allowed to take part in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant after all after initially being disqualified last month, a move that had spurred an online backlash.

The Beauties of Canada, which hosts the national contest that selects a candidate for Donald Trump's international Miss Universe competition, listed several conditions for the Vancouver resident's reinstatement, but has not clarified whether or not she meets them.

04/04/2012
Transsexual Canadian Jenna Talackova, lawyer Gloria Allred talk anout Miss Universe pageant gender controversy. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Transsexual Canadian Jenna Talackova, lawyer Gloria Allred discuss Miss Universe pageant gender controversy.
03/27/2012
Jenna Talackova appears with a Miss Canada sash in an undated photo posted her ModelMayhem modeling profile. - Provided courtesy of www.modelmayhem.com

Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman, who was born male, has been disqualified from competing in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant and some people, including her, say the move marks discrimination.

The ousting of the 23-year-old Vancouver resident was announced on Friday and spurred an online petition that is calling on the Miss Universe Organization, owned by Donald Trump, to reverse its decision. Talackova was among the Beauties of Canada's 65 finalists competing for the chance to represent the country in the international Miss Universe pageant.

09/12/2011

Find out which contestant was crowned Miss Universe at the 2011 Pageant, which was held on September 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and hosted by Natalie Morales, news anchor and co- host on NBC's "Today" and Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live." Warning: Spoiler alert!

08/23/2010
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