Over the past few weeks there has been a bit of a controversy around Miss Universe Canada [sic]. ¬†One contestant, Jenna Talackova, was born a man but converted to a female when he was 19. Simply put, Miss Universe Canada said Jenna could not compete as she was not born a female. If you aren’t¬†familiar¬†with the controversy, this comical (and somewhat inaccurate) animation can help you get caught up:
Well now the Donald says that Ms. Talackova can compete as she is a woman:
“if [Talackova] competes that’s wonderful, and if she doesn’t want to compete because maybe she thinks she can’t win, that’s wonderful. I couldn’t care less.”
Miss Universe Canada has released a statement confirming the reversal as well.
One book, Bovada, is offering up props on whether or not she will win, or at least make the top three:
Note: ¬†you can’t vote against the transgendered contestant, only on her side. ¬†Odds to win? ¬†25 to 1. ¬†If you think a “make-good” placement in the top three is¬†inevitable, you can grab a top 3 finish at 8 to 1 odds.
Don’t forget,¬†Jenna is up against some¬†top notch competition ¬†(specifically¬†Sarah Harrison,¬†Alina Tsymbalarou and¬†Diana Schoutsen by our estimations). ¬†Lastly, as any MUC fanatics would be quick to point out,¬†the Miss Universe Canada winners typically¬†skew towards a more European look¬†so we¬†would stay away from this bet.