March 28, 2012

The Beauty QUEEN.

I bring you... the ULTIMATE Beauty Queen!

Meet Jenna Talackova, the freshly ousted Miss Universe Canada contestant. The rules of the pageant (owned by Donald Trump btw) are that you must be a "natural born woman" so Jenna was disqualified because it was discovered she was actually born male, although she's all woman now. I just gotta say that if I were transgendered, I'd be hard pressed to think of a name as cool as "Jenna Talackova"; let's just call her Jenna Tal, for short. Gee, I wonder if that's a made up name...?

This gal's got balls to even try to enter the pageant. Or rather she had balls...er. Anyways I think I'm gonna crown her myself, as brave and beautiful.  


Jenna's a bit of a naughty girl to have lied on her pageant application; though admittedly the definition of "natural born woman" is open to interpretation. I've read that some folks think that the Miss Universe people should change their rules to include transgendered women. Others say that would be unfair; many transgendered women (born male) have an edge on natural born women in that they have taller, leaner frames, narrow hips better muscle definition, and zero cellulite. The fear is that they'd be considered more beautiful as women than natural born women.

This makes me seriously question our society's ideal of womanly beauty: are we aspiring to look more male than female? What do you say about all this? And what would your transgendered name be?

UPDATE: April 2, 2012
For those who wish to show their support for Jenna, check out the online petition for Miss Universe Canada to reverse her disqualification.

UPDATE: April 3, 2012
Last night the Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying it will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions. Still waiting to see what's gonna happen with this!


22 comments:

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    1. I said "many transgendered women (born male)etc etc..." have no cellulite. But prolly some dudes do. Gee come to think of it, I can't recall having seen any dudes with cellulite...does the back of the neck count?

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  2. I see no issue with it, although I am very open minded and come from a very accepting family. I don't think she should have been disqualified from the pageant, but if those were the rules then that is where it gets fuzzy. BTW love your crown and fairy! ;)

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  3. I've seen it on men before... But it wasn't really pronounced.

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  4. If they're going to go based on the "natural born female" does that mean just those born with no penis? OR would that apply for all forms of plastic surgery & body modifications. IMO 'natural born' should not just be limited to genetalia, but include all modifications to the body - plastic surgery, botox, etc due to those not being 'natural' traits. So in the form of fairness to state one form of modification would imply that all forms of modification are against the rules.

    As far as what my transgendered name would be...I'd probably just stick to Stephen Linn...never anything I considered, but I'm already named after two great men - my Godfather & my Daddy, so that's great enough for me.

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    1. Good question as to what "natural born female" is defined as...there's so much grey area. The range of male to female in human anatomy and genetics isn't black and white. There's females with male chromosomes and males with female brain formatting. It's a very complex issue.

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  5. I say let her compete!! My transgender name would be like my porn name. Street I grew up on+ First pet's name= Kerry Wolfie.

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    1. Is that how you choose the name? In that case my name is Gaston Snow. Wow...I'm a dude!

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    2. I'd let her compete too btw.

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    3. if thats how you get your name I'm screwed, 39th Street Baby sounds like the name of the porn, not the name, lol!

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  6. But, she is a very lovely looking lady regardless of the pageant rules.

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  7. If you have girl parts and you don't have boy parts then you're a woman. I don't think it should matter if you were born that way or not. I get why she was disqualified, but I hate the rule that allowed it. As a woman competing in a pageant (this weekend!) I don't really care if the women I'm competing with were born this way or not. All that matters is that they're married women that live in Alaska and that they're willing to be friendly and have fun. I WANT to compete against the best the state has to offer.

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    1. It's really cool to hear that from an actual pageant contestant. Thanks and best wishes for your competition this weekend hon.

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  8. competitions that are based on women looking like Barbie dolls are just dumb. it's one narrow view of what beauty is determined by a myopic crowd. I say give the crown to the transgendered dude -- he worked just as hard to get there as other women did. so he has more plastic parts -- if the competition is to look a certain way that is deemed beautiful by some then he succeeded. the look is artificial to start out with and he just proved that by being transgendered and fooling everyone to win.

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    1. So true. We are worshipping a plastic doll. Leave it to you Shelagh to nail it perfectly.

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  9. I think the rules need to be updated to allow for *all* women, to include those who are transgendered. However, they had to stick to the rules of this particular pageant, so I guess I could see why she was disqualified. I, too, applaud her ballsomeness.

    I have no idea what my trangendered name would be. I have, however, given a lot of thought as to what my drag queen name would be. I love drag queens. :)

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    1. There comes a point in a woman's life when she applies make-up, looks in the mirror and sees a drag queen staring back at her. But hey, no more tearing off that strip woo hoo!

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  10. I'd hit that.

    Wait. What was the discussion question again?

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    1. Dude. Did you just objectify a human being?

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  11. cellulite, no...back hair, fraid so. all life's a trade-off.

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  12. I reckon if the whole point of these pagents is to recognise outward beauty, then she is stunning and it shouldnt make any difference how she started out. None of the 'women' in these pageants are 'real', noone looks like that naturally! what happened to love handles and childbearing hips?!

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  13. I didn't know the rules said "natural born". That's something that the protests failed to mention. I do think the rules need to be looked at though. As for my name? I guess I'd just switch it to Christina.

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