Miss Universe to Allow Transgendered Women to Compete

Posted on: April 13th, 2012

Supporting equality of all women, starting in fall 2013, the Miss Universe Organization will allow transgendered women to participate in the global competition. Currently, pageant officials are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. The new policy comes after transgender contestant Jenna Talackova sued after being disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada contest. Talackova was later allowed to compete by Miss Universe officials.

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