Transgender Canadian beauty queen Jenna Talackova turned heads in a bikini and placed in the top 12 at the Miss Universe Canada pageant this weekend.
The 6-foot-1 blonde bombshell was a crowd favorite, even though she fell short of the Miss Canada crown and entry into the Miss Universe competition.
Born Walter Talackova, Jenna also seemed to be a favorite among her fellow contestants and was one of four women voted “Miss Congeniality.”
The 23-year-old was originally disqualified from the competition because she was not a “naturally born female,” but ultimately allowed back in.
After threats of a lawsuit and public outcry, the Trump Organization, which owns the contest, announced Talackova would be allowed to compete.
“I didn’t know that there would be this much controversy. I was just entering because, you know, I wanted to represent Canada,” Talackova said.
Adding that she was born in the wrong body, Jenna added, “I think I’m a beautiful woman, inside and out. I think I would have done the job.”
Gotta give her credit for trying and conducting herself with class. Take a look at some photos of Jenna modeling at the Miss Canada pageant below: