(If this needs to be moved to another forum please do so.)
These two question are both somewhat rhetorical:
I think most of us can agree that it is easier for a woman to look masculine than for a man to look feminine (e.g. compare Chaz Bono to Alexis Arquette.) So if you take away the sex change operation performed on Miss Jenna Talackova who out of courtesy I will refer to in the feminine form wouldn’t any natural-born female beauty contesant be heavily criticized for having as much plastic surgery as Miss Talackova has obviously had? According to this article: abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/04/06/transgender-beauty-queen-i-always-knew-i-was-in-the-wrong-body/ she has had breast implants and her adam’s apple removed. I seriously doubt this is the only cosmetic procedures she’s had done. I’ll admit if she were a natural born female she would still be allowed to compete despite all the work done on oneself but I do think they would be criticized.
The spectacular Carlina Duran can’t represent her country as Miss Domincan Republic because of her marital status but Jenna can keep her title? news.yahoo.com/organizers-miss-dominican-republic-mrs-231854112.html :shrug:
ETA: I got the gorgeous girl’s name wrong.