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Transgender model cut from Canada Miss Universe

With blond locks, long legs and delicate features, Jenna Talackovawould have been a strong competitor in Canada’s Miss Universe pageant but was disqualified, she says, because she used to be male. The 23-year-old transgender model from the western Canadian city of Vancouver has accused the pageant of discrimination, and more than 28,000 supporters have…

Jay Leno: Muslim Miss USA hopes to get ‘off the no-fly list’

Ex-Bush official: My ‘affirmative action’ theory wasn’t to imply contest was ‘rigged’ Newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih is the pride of her native village, with residents saying the Lebanese-American not only brought honor to southern Lebanon but also offered a different image of Shiite Muslims often stereotyped as radicals. Meanwhile,…