Mar 25, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
The reason, Talackova claims, is she was born male.
“She did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated
otherwise on her entry form,” stated a Miss Universe Canada release issued on Friday.
“We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best,”
it concludes, without specifying what requirements she did not meet.
Responses to her plight posted online have been mixed.
Some have welcomed her inclusion in the competition, while others believe such pageants are for women born as women.
There is no mention of rules regarding sex-changes or cosmetic surgery.
During an interview for a transsexual beauty pageant in Thailand — Miss International Queen 2010
— the Canadian representative refers to herself as “a woman, with a history.”
Technically she's not a biological female. If I comment on this I'll just dig myself a hole. What do you guys think?