Transgendered Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova plans on making serious run at top prize
Vancouver’s transgendered Miss Universe Canada contestant feels like she’s already triumphed by earning the chance to compete at this weekend’s pageant. But make no mistake: she also plans on making a serious run for the ultimate prize.
Jenna Talackova said this morning that the beauty competition will be “a great battle” and that she’s “in it to win it.”
Talackova and her 61 fellow contestants appeared at a Toronto school this morning to encourage kids to work hard and follow their dreams. (Photos: Chris Young, Aaron Vincent Elka/The Canadian Press)
Jenna Talackova tells Good Morning America she wants to have children
Transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova has revealed she has a boyfriend and wants to eventually have children.
Flanked by high-profile celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Talackova told Good Morning America that she initially didn’t tell her boyfriend that she was born male and underwent a sex-change operation.
“Of course I had to let him know,” said Talackova, 23, who added she wanted two children.
Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universe Canada bid could be back on after Donald Trump steps in
Donald Trump has stepped in to overturn a decision by the Miss Universe Organization — which he owns — that would prevent a transgender Canadian beauty pageant contestant from competing because she was not “naturally born” a woman.
Jenna Talackova, a tall blond who underwent gender-reassignment surgery at age 19 and holds legal documents — including a passport, birth certificate and driver’s licence — affirming her identity as a woman, wants pageant organizers to go further and drop eligibility rules she calls discriminatory. (Photos: Reuters; AFP/Getty Images)