Topic: Miss-Universe

Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova Is Getting Her Own Reality Show

Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova Is Getting Her Own Reality Show

Remember Jenna Talackova, the transgender Miss Universe contestant who successfully sued Donald Trump for the right to compete in Miss Universe Canada? As it turns out, she was just getting started. Riding the momentum of all those TV appearances, Ms. Talackova has just signed on to do a pilot season of a reality show for E! Canada, which will be called Brave New Girl. More »

Video: Donald Trump Dicusses Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

Video: Donald Trump Dicusses Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

If you’ve been watching/reading coverage of the Miss Universe pageant’s dealings with transgender contestant Jenna Talackova and wondering “but what does Miss Universe owner Donald Trump have to say about it?” you’re in luck. The hairpiece-loving gazillionaire spoke with ABC’s Katie Couric earlier today about the controversy, and he was his usual, Trump-y self. More »

Gallery: Five Facts About Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

Gallery: Five Facts About Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

As I noted in my updated post earlier today, the Miss Universe pageant has decided to let transgender contestant Jenna Talackova back into the competition. But that might not be enough for her. In a statement released earlier today by her attorney, Talackova said that she will not be satisfied until Donald Trump eliminates all anti-transgender discrimination from the pageant’s rules. Until that happens, she and her attorney “will be considering all of Jenna’s legal options.” Good for her! But who is this plucky, blonde, trans rights warrior? I internet stalked her a little bit to find out. More »

Disqualified Transgender Contestant Now Suing The Miss Universe Pageant

Disqualified Transgender Contestant Now Suing The Miss Universe Pageant

When Ashley reported last week that Miss Universe Canada had disqualified finalist Jenna Talackova because they discovered that she was born male, I sensed it might be a good opportunity to challenge the rules of that backwards, antiquated institution and bring awareness to transgender rights at the same time. As it turns out, Ms. Talackova agrees, as she’s suing the Donald Trump-controlled institution for discriminating against transgender women. More »

Ready-to-Click: Miss Universe Hopefuls Have It Rough

Ready-to-Click: Miss Universe Hopefuls Have It Rough

Modern tragedy: some Miss Universe entrants were robbed (not their iPhones!) while working out. -WAToday

The career of Carine: learn about Roitfeld in a conveniently bulleted timeline. -T Magazine

Katie Holmes got a big fluffy new hairdo, which apparently Kate Middleton patented. -MSNBC

Erin O’Connor’s former personal assistant is being charged with embezzlement! -Save the Assistants

Sara Ziff forming a model union, YSL’s recycling program, Givenchy’s bondage gear and More »