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Trans Jenna Talackova Participates In Miss Universe Canada Pageant

So what do y’all think of Jenna and those lil trans cakes???

Pageant history was made at the Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto Thursday night, as Jenna Talackova became the first trans female to compete for the title. The 24-year-old took part in the evening gowns and swimsuits competitions Thursday, wearing a white clingy gown with an open back during the gown event, then switching into a tiny white bikini that showed off her endlessly long legs for the swimsuit event.

It was hard to miss Talackova, if for no other reason than the fact that the 6’1 blonde beauty towered at least half a head higher over the other 61 competitors. Still, Talackova didn’t nab any of the smaller prizes handed out Thursday night that would have automatically bumped her to Saturday night’s final round. Those awards included “Best Body,” “Best Runway Model,” and the “People’s Choice” award. While many see Talackova’s hard-fought place on the stage as a victory for trans men and women, friends and relatives of some of the other contestants say it’s unfair that Talackova is stealing the spotlight.

Donavon Powell, who was there to cheer for his 24-year-old girlfriend, Vaughan Marr of Cremona, Alta., says Talackova may have overshadowed other worthy challengers. “It’s a little bit one-sided and there’s a lot of focus on maybe Jenna and maybe the issues surrounding it,” he told The Canadian Press. “I think it’s good there’s attention brought to it but I think it might be outweighing and overshadowing the rest of the competition in general.”

Talackova has been the subject of international media fascination ever since she was disqualified for not being a “naturally born female” because she had undergone gender reassignment surgery when she was 19.

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