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Miss Universe Canada's first transgendered contestant graces the stage

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Transgendered contestant Jenna Talackova takes part in the Miss Universe Canada competition while wearing her bikini in Toronto May 17, 2012. Talackova was originally disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada contest because she was not a "naturally born female". Talackova, 23, who underwent gender reassignment surgery when she was 19, was reinstated to the Canadian competition by businessman Donald Trump, who owns the Miss Universe organization.

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Jenna Talackova, the first transgendered Miss Universe contestant, is seen on stage during the preliminary round of the Miss Universe Canada contest in Toronto on Thursday May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova at the Miss Universe Canada contest in Toronto on Thursday May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition while wearing her bikini in Toronto May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova strikes a pose on stage at the Miss Universe Canada contest in Toronto on May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova is seen on stage at the Miss Universe Canada contest in Toronto on May 17, 2012.

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Ladies in red. Jenna Talackova takes part in the Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto on May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova stands with other contestants at the Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto on May 17, 2012.

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Jenna Talackova smiles at the crowd during the Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto on May 17, 2012.

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