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Miss Singapore 2012 contestants debate transgender competition

All Miss Universe beauty contests will have to accept transgender women from 2013, following Jenna Talackova’s successful campaign earlier this year.

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12th August 2012 09:44

Alessia Valenza

Contestants in the Miss Universe Singapore 2012 beauty pageant gave contrasting views on transgender women competing for the crown next year.

Prompted by the controversy of Jenna Talackova, a transwoman who was barred and then finally accepted into a beauty pageant in Canada, all regions of Donald Trump’s Miss Universe empire will have to welcome transgender contestants in 2013.

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