Jenna Talackova, transgender Miss Universe Canada 2012 contestant, among semi-finalists

Transgender contestant Jenna Talackova finished as a Top 12 semi-finalist in the Miss Universe Canada 2012 pageant held last Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

23 years old and 6'1" tall, Jenna Talackova made headlines around the world after she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada 2012 pageant because the organizers found out she is not a naturally born female, but she was later reconsidered and allowed to compete after Miss Universe founder Donald Trump made the go-signal.

Of course, that's after more than 30,000 people signed an online petition to have her return in the pageant.

And the finals night came, Jenne Talackova competed as the first ever transgender contestant of Miss Universe Canada and successfully made it to the Top 12. She was also named Miss Congeniality along with 3 others.

The Miss Universe Canada 2012 title was won by Iranian-Indian candidate Sahar Biniaz, who will soon compete against our own candidate Miss Philippines Janine Marie Tugonon and other candidates in the Miss Universe 2012 happening this December.

Here's the official results of Miss Universe Canada 2012:

Miss Universe Canada 2012 - Sahar Biniaz (above photos)
1st Runner-Up - Adwoa Yamoah
2nd Runner-Up - Majd Soudi
3rd Runner-Up - Katie Starke
4th Runner-Up - Kesiah Papasin

Top 12 Semi-Finalists
Chelsea Bird
Dajana Radovanovic
Ines Kipre
Jenna Talackova
Maria Julia Nahri
Sarah Harrison
Suzette Hernandez

Top 20 Quarter-Finalists
Casar Jacobson
Christine White
Diana Schoutsen
Kuyan Elliott
Lisa Wong
Mandi Gale
Marta Jablonska
Vaughan Marr

Special Awards
Miss Photogenic - Ela Mino
Miss Congeniality - Jenna Talackova, Kylee Apers, Maria Cecilia Nicolas and Maria Julia Nahri
Revlon Professional Best Hair - Sahar Biniaz

Jenna Talackova during the swimsuit and evening gown competitions:

Watch a video of the Top 20 quarter-finalists during the swimsuit round:

Photos courtesy of Miss Universe® Canada and Jenna Talackova Twitter / Video courtesy of Loxza1

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Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named recently as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For 8 years now, Mykiru has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.
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