The organizers of the Miss Universe Canada pageant didn’t know by looking at her, that Jenna Talackova, who was on the way to winning the Miss Vancouver pageant, was born male. Someone tipped them off.
They asked her, and she said yes, she was born male. She had full gender reassignment surgery at age 19, and she’s legally a woman now.
BUT the rules of the pageant require every contestant to be a, “naturally-born female.” Jenna checked the box saying yes, she was a naturally-born female. So she’s been disqualified from competing for that lie.
Ever since she was disqualified, some people have been outraged and pushing the pageant to let her compete. So far, they haven’t backed down.