Miss Universe to be open to transgender contestants
DHAKA: Singapore’s Miss Universe is now open to contenders who used to be a Mr.
Women who have had a sex change will be allowed to apply from next year, the beauty pageant’s organiser said on Sunday, The Straits Times reports on Monday.
Traditionally, only natural-born females aged between 18 and 27 are allowed entry to the contest, which is co-owned by United States real estate mogul Donald Trump and television network NBC.
Hopefuls compete in national editions before taking part in an international pageant.
BDST: 2021 HRS, JUL 30, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor