The Miss Universe pageant is involved in a new controversy in which media and activist groups ask the question whether the pageant should start accepting transexuals or not. The Miss Universe Organization released a statement in which they state that only natural born women are accepted in the competitions.
Former Miss Universe and Celebrity Apprentice contestant Dayana Mendoza was on CNN to discuss the issues.
Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada for not complying with the rules and requirements. The Miss Universe Organization also stated that its rules and regulations are applicable to every franchise owner in the world.
This is the second time beauty pageants are involved in this situation. In 2004, transsexual Chen Lili was disqualified from the Miss World China pageant for not being a natural born female.