Transgender model loses pageant

Associated Press
FILE - In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Jenna Talackova, who advanced to the finals of the Miss Canada competition, part of the Miss Universe contest, shows her passport that lists her gender as female, during a news conference in Los Angeles. Talackova says she was forced out of the competition because Pageant officials alleged she was not "a naturally-born female." Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, April 10, a week after they ruled Talackova could vie for the crown this year. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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The first-ever transgender contestant in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has lost her bid to win the title. Jenna Talackova, 23, who was one of over 60 competitors on May 19, was among the final 12 contestants. She lost to another Vancouver contestant, Sahar Biniaz.

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