Miss Universe contestant banned for being a man

Mar 26, 2012

Red top tales: Beauty pageant hopeful changed gender and Madonna's bum flash shame

A MISS UNIVERSE contestant has been kicked out of the competition after it was revealed that she was born a man. Jenna Talackova was banned from taking part in Miss Universe Canada after organisers discovered she had undergone surgery to become a man. The 23-year-old said she had known she was a girl from the age of four and had started hormone surgery as a teenager. She surgically changed her gender at the age of 19. She had taken part in other beauty pageants in the past. The Daily Mail reports that although the organisers of the pageant accepted that Talackova was a "real girl" they said she was disqualified as the rules state that entrants must be a "naturally born female".

Robbie Williams has his eye on the house where Michael Jackson died, reports TMZ. The mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, has a price tag of £15 million, but this doesn't seem to have deterred the pop star. The 17,000 square foot pile has seven bedrooms, thirteen bathrooms and a lift and "can only be viewed by people with enough cash to buy it". This shouldn't be a problem for Williams, who has a fortune worth an estimated £94 million. The mansion, where Jackson lived with his three children until his death in 2009, is empty. Its contents, which included a blackboard with a message in chalk to Jackson saying "I Love Daddy", were sold off last year.

Madonna appeared at the Bayfront Park music festival in Miami in an outfit that included arm-warmers and a pair of ultra-tiny satin shorts, reports a disapproving Daily Mail. The 53-year-old has to "squelch her derriere into an unflattering sag" and should now seriously consider ditching the risqué outfits that were her trademark over 20 years ago. In a further attempt to court controversy Madonna introduced dance DJ Avicii with a "coded reference" to the dance drug ecstasy. "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?" she asked, using the American slang term for MDMA.

The Sun
reports that an army of prostitutes infected with the HIV virus are preparing for a bonanza pay day when England fans make their way to the European Championships in the Ukraine in June. England play France in Donetsk on June 11, and English-speaking Jane, 24, who plies her trade in the city, says: "England fans will make me a millionaire!" The Sun probe claims that one-in-five sex workers in the country are HIV positive. Blue-eyed 5ft 2in Tatiana, 18, was 16 when she caught the virus from a shared drugs needle. She said: "I'm lucky. The doctors say my immune system is still strong. I look good enough to keep working. I can make around £500 a night and it would take three months to make that working in a shop, so why should I give up what I do?"

The Evening Standard reports that David Beckham is getting rid of his huge car collection. The 36-year-old LA Galaxy star has decided to clear out the garage of his home in England as he and his family now live full-time in America. Cars valued at over £500,000 are expected to go in the sale, including two Bentleys, a BMW 645, a Range Rover Sport, and his Lamborghini Gallardo worth £170,000. Three Harley-Davidson motorbikes are also on offer. "They are hardly used and are kept in prize condition", a source said. "But David sees little point in them just mothballing in the UK and it's not practical to ship them to America."

The star of Modern Family Sofia Vergara has said she plans on leaving "very little to the imagination" when she hits the beach this summer, and thinks that American swimsuits are not revealing enough. The New York Daily News reports that Colombian Vergara thinks US-made bikinis are "like diapers" and she has to have skimpier costumes flown up from Colombia. "There's nothing slutty about a dental-floss bikini," she says. "You don't even think about it. The first bathing suit your mother buys you is in the shape of a triangle."

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