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Miss Universe Canada's First Transgendered Contestant

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Jenna Talackova is a Canadian model and television personality, who gained media attention in 2012 when she successfully waged a legal battle to be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada after being initially disqualified for being a trans woman.

Of Czech and Babine descent, Talackova was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15, 1988. She experienced gender dysphoria beginning in early childhood and began her gender transition at age 14, while attending Vancouver's Windermere Secondary School, before completing her sex reassignment surgery at 19. She initially took the name Page when she began transitioning, before changing it again to Jenna.

After previously competing in the 2010 Miss International Queen pageant for transgender and transsexual women in Thailand, Talackova registered to compete in Miss Universe Canada 2012. After she was selected as one of the Top 65 applicants who would proceed to the pageant, a person who recognized her from Miss International Queen contacted the Miss Universe Canada organizers, and the organization then disqualified Talackova on the grounds that the pageant rules required its competitors to be "naturally born" women.

Talackova subsequently contacted lawyer Gloria Allred, who took on the case and challenged the pageant organizers, including Donald Trump in his capacity as owner of the international Miss Universe organization, to reverse the decision and allow Talackova to compete.

The organization reversed its decision before the case reached the courts, with Trump's office issuing a statement that "[a]s long as she meets the standards of legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, which we understand that she does, Jenna Talackova is free to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant."

At the pageant on May 19, 2012, Talackova made it into the Top 12, but failed to reach the Top 5. She was, however, one of four contestants awarded the title of Miss Congeniality.

A reality show based around her life, "Brave New Girls," was filmed as Talackova moved to Toronto to pursue a modeling career. The series, to be produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment, aired on E! Canada in the 2013-14 season.

Talackova is vegan and appeared in a PETA ad campaign promoting the diet.

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Miss Universe Canada's First Transgendered Contestant

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Jenna Talackova Biography

Jenna Talackova is a Canadian model and television personality, who gained media attention in 2012 when she successfully waged a legal battle to be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada after being initially disqualified for being a trans woman.

Of Czech and Babine descent, Talackova was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15, 1988. She experienced gender dysphoria beginning in early childhood and began her gender transition at age 14, while attending Vancouver's Windermere Secondary School, before completing her sex reassignment surgery at 19. She initially took the name Page when she began transitioning, before changing it again to Jenna.

After previously competing in the 2010 Miss International Queen pageant for transgender and transsexual women in Thailand, Talackova registered to compete in Miss Universe Canada 2012. After she was selected as one of the Top 65 applicants who would proceed to the pageant, a person who recognized her from Miss International Queen contacted the Miss Universe Canada organizers, and the organization then disqualified Talackova on the grounds that the pageant rules required its competitors to be "naturally born" women.

Talackova subsequently contacted lawyer Gloria Allred, who took on the case and challenged the pageant organizers, including Donald Trump in his capacity as owner of the international Miss Universe organization, to reverse the decision and allow Talackova to compete.

The organization reversed its decision before the case reached the courts, with Trump's office issuing a statement that "[a]s long as she meets the standards of legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, which we understand that she does, Jenna Talackova is free to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant."

At the pageant on May 19, 2012, Talackova made it into the Top 12, but failed to reach the Top 5. She was, however, one of four contestants awarded the title of Miss Congeniality.

A reality show based around her life, "Brave New Girls," was filmed as Talackova moved to Toronto to pursue a modeling career. The series, to be produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment, aired on E! Canada in the 2013-14 season.

Talackova is vegan and appeared in a PETA ad campaign promoting the diet.

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  • How to book Jenna Talackova?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jenna Talackova for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jenna Talackova, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jenna Talackova or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jenna Talackova?

    Booking fees for Jenna Talackova, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jenna Talackova, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jenna Talackova?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jenna Talackova for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jenna Talackova for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jenna Talackova or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jenna Talackova or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jenna Talackova is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jenna Talackova for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jenna Talackova generally travels from VancouverCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Andreja Pejic, Amo "Ammo" Hall, Chella Man and Hari Nef. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jenna Talackova for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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