Being a pioneer in ending discrimination trumps not taking home the crown, in our opinion!
Jenna Talackova, the first transgender young woman to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, did not take home the title during last night's competition, but she DID make it to the top 12, and was one of four other contestants named Miss Congeniality!
According to her attorney, Gloria Allred:
"She's still a winner as far as I'm concerned. She won an 'herstoric' civil rights victory and that I think is frankly more important than anything, any victory she would win, even representing Miss Canada."
All the congratulations in the world, Jenna! We hope you are very proud of yourself!
And props to Sahar Biniaz for being crowned Miss Universe Canada, too!
[Image via Model Mayhem.]