Celebrity Buzz: Miss Universe Pageant Reverses Transgender Decision; Teen Mom Wants New Boobs

Princess 19 on 6 Apr 2012 at 12:00pm

Jenna Talackova

Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant Organization flip flopped this past week regarding the decision to disqualify a transgender contestant, Jenna Talackova.  She has now been told she can compete. 

The 23-year-old Canadian had previously made the finals of the Miss Vancouver, Canada Pageant, a divisional pageant in the Miss Universe Organization.  She was told to leave due to misrepresentation on her application of being born female - a violation of contest rules. 

Soon after, the backlash from not only the transgender community, but people everywhere began, causing over 41,000 supporters to sign a petition on change.org to have the decision overturned.

The official statement written by Michael D Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Donald Trump, to ABC was as follows: "The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions."  

What all that means still seems unclear.  What is clear is that the statement conveniently came out before Jenna's press conference with famed celebrity lawyer, Gloria Allred (who has infamously represented the likes of Rachel Uchitel and the rest of the Tiger Wood's scorned set).  Plans had been under way to take legal action for discrimination against the pageant in the U.S.

Jenna, who had gender reassignment surgery at 19, defended herself by saying, "I regard myself as a woman … with a history."      

The question now is, will she or won't she compete? 


In other news...

  • Teen Mom Jenelle Evans went on record that for her, breast implant surgery is a priority.  Jenelle, who is more famous for being in jail than being a mom, said in a recent interview "When I get new boobs, I’m going to cry – I will be so touched.  It will be like a deaf person being able to hear for the first time.”  [OK! magazine]
  • Nicole KidmanSalma Hayek recently shared that acne once caused her severe despression.  Her cure?  Going on Accutane.  She also strongly declared that Botox was not for her.  "Botox, trust me I've been tempted—but I resist!  Think about what happens to your muscles—and your skin—if you're sick and don't move for a few days. It all atrophies!" [USA Today]
  • Nicole Kidman's appearance at the Country Music Awards caused a stir as bloggers noticed her face was wrinkle-free, but her hands?  Meh, not so much.  Nicole has gone on record for trying Botox before, but she apparently was not a fan.  Had she since reversed her opinion?  People will never stop speculating... [Huffington Post, MSN]
  • Julia Roberts says she's not a fan of Botox, either.  "I tried Botox one time and was permanently surprised for a couple months, and it was not a cute look for me."  In her new movie, Mirror, Mirror, her character does everything to try to stay young.  But this Hollywood actress says injectables are not for her.  [OC Register]

If these celebrities really aren't using injectables, do you think it's just heavy-handed make-up keeping their skin so wrinkle-free on the red carpet?  If it is, please tell us which brand...

Photo credit:  Jenna Talackova; Miss Universe; Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer on Flickr