We admit that most of our pageant viewing these days is limited to Honey Boo Boo Child clips from Toddlers and Tiaras, but this report had us taking a second look at our favorite ladies in sequins.
A 23-year-old Miss Universe Canada finalist was disqualified from competition after it was discovered she had undergone sexual reassignment surgery.
More after the jump!
Jenna Talackova was removed from competition after acknowledging that she was, in fact, born a biological male. Contest rules require that all contestants be born biologically female.
Not to take a stance on that particular rule, but how did that even get written in? Was some prophetic pageant director assuming that this might be an issue down the line?
Anyway, Talackova did apparently state on her initial registration form that she was born female, so we guess she lied.
According to the Miss Universe Canada competition they do consider Talackova a "real girl," but "she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form. We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best."
Talackova is now pursuing legal action.
What do you think, Instincters? Is Talackova being treated fairly? Or in this case, were the rules meant to be broken?