Pageant News Round Up

Chantal Zaky Is Miss Universe Jamaica 2012

Reining Miss Universe, Leila Lopes, crowned Chantal Zaky, Miss Universe Jamaica 2012. read more

Toronto, Canada — Vancouver’s transgendered Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova takes a picture with eleven-year-old student Kadeen Drummond as Miss Universe Canada contestants visit St John Vianney Catholic School in Toronto yesterday. Talackova says she’s proud to be opening the door for other transgender pageant hopefuls who may want to follow in her footsteps. Talackova ignited a firestorm after she was initially disqualified from the pageant because she isn’t a naturally born female. Pageant owner Donald Trump overruled the decision and said Talackova could take part. (Photo:AP) source

Video - Dayana Mendoza Backs Transgendered Pageant Contestant

News - Sushmita Sen to add glamour to diabetes awareness cause

Bollywood star and India’s first Miss Universe Sushmita Sen is all set to add glamour to Leicester when she comes to support diabetes charity Silver Star. read more

InterviewGwendoline Ruai is ok with Transgenders in Pageants

Some local beauty queens had strong and rather controversial opinions against the Miss Universe Organization’s recent decision to allow transgenders to enter the pageant.

Miss World 2011 first runner-up Gwendoline Ruais was more diplomatic. read more