Miss Universe to be open to transgender contestants from 2013


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It’s official. Singapore’s Miss Universe is now open to contenders who used to be a Mr.

Women who have had a sex change will be allowed to apply from next year, the beauty pageant’s organiser said on Sunday.

Traditionally, only natural-born females aged between 18 and 27 are allowed entry to the contest, which is co-owned by United States real estate mogul Donald Trump and television network NBC.

Hopefuls compete in national editions before taking part in an international pageant.


Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/miss-universe-be-open-transgender-contestants-2013



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