Jenna Talackova

Jenna Talackova made history as the first-ever transgender contestant to compete at the Miss Universe Canada pageant in Toronto in May, 2012. The Vancouver beauty, who was born a man but underwent sex-change surgery four years ago, was among 62 contenders vying for the crown. She had been dropped from the beauty contest in March after admitting she was born a male, but pageant officials changed their minds after Talackova made international headlines.