The frenzied controversy over Canadian transgender model Jenna Talackova's disqualification and re-entry in the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant has gone to a completely different intensity.
From legal fight to genitals, both the parties seem to have dragged it too much. On one side, Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, has snapped back on Talackova's lawyer Gloria Allred in response to her personal statements on Trump.
With all due respect to Mr. Trump, he really needs to stop being focused on genitals, his or anyone else's. This world does not revolve around his penis or anyone else's genitalia, Allred has said.
Conversely to Allred's allegations of the beauty pageant being discriminatory, unjust, and quite frankly disgusting, Trump has shot back saying, We looked at the laws of Canada, and we looked at the laws of the United States, and every country is different, but it was obvious to us that she was entitled to compete.
Talking to television personality Barbara Walters, Trump gave some absolutely vague reason to substantiate his decision to firstly disqualify and then allow her to compete in the pageant.
He said that it was her name (Jenna Talackova) that if one puts together, it makes for JENNATAL (or genital), that got him questioning if there was some hidden motive there, E! Online reported.
Talackova (23) was booted out of the contest as she was not a naturally born female, and that she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form.
Later, the pageant announced her re-entry in the contest, provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions.
What happened to Jenna is very, very important. The Miss Universe competition had the rule that a contestant had to be a naturally born female. That is a rule that is blatantly discriminatory, Allred commented on his decision to take up the case.
I'm a woman and I feel like the universe, the Creator, just put me in this position as an advocate. If it's helping anybody else-my story and my actions-then I feel great about it, she said.
I didn't know there'd be this much controversy. I was just entering because I wanted to represent Canada. I think I'm a beautiful woman inside and out, and I think I would've done the job..., Jenna told Walters.