THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While reputable reports are skim, it is clear one of the contestants — Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin — quit just prior to the end of the Miss USA pageant held a few days ago. The Miss Universe organization is reportedly saying it’s because they allowed trans woman Jenna Talackova to compete. Contents of an email from Monnin to the Miss Universe organization the day she quit was disclosed:
” . . . a pageant system that has so far and so completely removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural-born males to compete in it. This goes against ever moral fiber of my being. I believe in integrity, high moral character, and fair play, none of which are part of this system any longer.”
Reports say that Monnin has changed her story since then and now accuses the pageant of fraud claiming that ‘the top 5 were selected in advance’. The organization however, insists the Jenna Talackova controversy was the reason she quit.
I wrote this piece on trans people in beauty pageants for the Huff Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/jenna-talackova_b_1530563.html
My previous post on Jenna Talackova: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/transgender-beauty-contestant-jenna-talackova-new-photos-new-complaints/
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