jenna talackova miss universe canada swimsuit bikini Jenna Talackova dons swimwear and evening gown for Miss Universe Canada pageantJenna Talackova has been in the press in recent months because she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant for being transgender, only to be reinstated amidst public outcry, most notably from GLAAD.

The actual pageant has finally arrived, with preliminaries starting Thursday night (May 19) in Toronto, where the 24-year-old took the stage for the evening gown and swimsuit competitions. Jenna wore a white gown with an open back for the evening wear portion and a white bikini for the swimwear event.

Unfortunately, Talackova was not awarded any of the titles that would have automatically put her into Saturday night’s final round, reports CTV. “Best Body,” “Best Runway Model,” “SOS Humanitarian,” “Audience Favorite” and “People’s Choice” were the awards that automatically advance the contestants.

Saturday night, the contestants will have more competitions plus the interview portion of the pageant and the winner will be crowned at the end of the night.

To see a photo gallery of Jenna at the competition, check out the pics at IB Times.

jenna talackova miss universe canada evening gown Jenna Talackova dons swimwear and evening gown for Miss Universe Canada pageant
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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."