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Jenna Releases Official Statement

Posted April 4, 2012 by admin in News

The following is Jenna’s official statement as presented at her recent press conference:

When I was selected as a finalist, I was thrilled. I had always dreamed of being in the Miss Universe competition, and having an opportunity to represent my country, Canada. After I was chosen for the finals, I was told that there was an issue that had arisen regarding my being a contestant, and that the final decision was going to be made by the Miss Universe organization. Then I was told by representatives of the Miss Universe Canada Pageant that I could not compete, because the rule stated that I had to be a “naturally born” woman, and they said I was not.

I am a woman. I was devastated and I felt that excluding me for the reason that they gave was unjust.  I have never asked for any special consideration. I only wanted to compete.  I saw the statement by Mr. Trump’s representative that was issued yesterday, and I find it quite confusing. I wish Mr. Trump would just say, in plain words, whether or not I will be allowed to compete and, if I win, whether I will be allowed to represent Canada in the Miss Universe competition.

I also want Mr. Trump to clearly state that this rule will be eliminated because I do not want any other woman to suffer the discrimination that I have to endure.

Jenna Talackova
Represented by Gloria Allred
Attorney at Law

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