Jenna Talackova

by (@shalapitcher)

Jenna Talackova Makes Us Wonder: What Counts As “Natural Born” To Miss Universe?

Jenna Talackova, the woman disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she was born a man, held a press conference today with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred to fight for her right to compete. And Allred lived up to her reputation with this amazing quote, directed at Miss Universe organization owner Donald Trump: “She did not ask Mr. Trump to prove that he is a naturally born man, or to see the photos of his birth, to view his anatomy to prove that he was male.”

As the organization says it will allow Talackova to compete if she meets the “legal gender recognition requirements” of Canada, but Allred declared that her client wants the “natural born” rule to be eliminated altogether. Come to think of it, this other statement from Allred brings up a very good question: “She did not think for one moment that what she might have looked like at birth would be relevant.” Read more…