Looks like Canada might be represented by a transgender in the Miss (Mister?) Universe Pageant.
Talackova, a Vancouver resident, underwent a sex change four years ago after being born a male.
Her sex change initially led organizers in Canada to disqualify her from the 61st Miss Universe Canada pageant in May, citing a rule that she must be "naturally born" a woman.
Talackova pleaded with the pageant's leaders to drop the rule.
"I am a woman," Talackova said Tuesday. "I was devastated, and I felt that excluding me for the reason that they gave was unjust. I have never asked for any special consideration. I only wanted to compete."
Talackova and Allred urged Trump to state that she can vie to represent Canada in the Miss Universe contest if she wins the Canadian contest. They also called on him to eliminate the rule.
"I do not want any other woman to suffer the discrimination that I have endured," Talackova said.
Small problem there Mr. Talackova... YOU'RE A DUDE.
Luck be a la-- uh... guy... er... lad?... tonight... ew...
Now whether there has been a focused effort to introduce transgenders into competitive events in order to attempt to mainstream them is up to the reader to decide.
Few will care to remember the controversy of Caster Semenya running in the Commonwealth Games where other female runners refused to compete. Fewer still will note that this concept of men putting themselves at a direct competitive advantage against women isn't exactly a new one -- nor would some argue, is it regulated to sport.
But for Donald Trump to pander to this during a Miss (Mister?) Universe pageant? In a beauty pageant? With a man who willingly put himself under the knife to masquerade as something he's not?