The Inclusion of Transgender Women in the Miss Universe Essay

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Chapter I

In a beauty-pageant-crazy country like the Philippines, the annual Miss Universe pageantry is a most-awaited event for many Filipinos. It is that time when many Filipino people gravitate towards their TV sets with their eyes wide open as though entranced on the pageant events as they unfold. Probably next to boxing, the Miss Universe pageant is the most-widely watched worldwide event in the Philippines. As evidence of the country’s penchant for this event, the country has fared quite well as far as producing winners is concerned. Gloria Diaz copped the coveted crown in 1969. Margie Moran duplicated the feat in 1973. And not a few others almost brought home the crown in their respective attempts: Miriam Quiambao
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Miss Universe is a global competition in which women from many different countries compete to be judged the most beautiful and to win the title "Miss Universe".

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Chapter II
Review of Related Literature Much ado had been raised everywhere about the inclusion of Jenna Talackova, the Canadian transgender woman, who was allowed to compete in the country’s quest for their representative to the Miss Universe pageant. Both the cyberworld and the real world had joined in the fray with not a few people joining and giving their two-cent’s worth. Some applauded the decision, while others protested. According to an online article written by Colleen Long, Associated Press,
April 10, 2012, she quoted GLAAD's senior director of programs Herndon Graddick as saying “The Miss Universe Organization today follows institutions that have taken a stand against discrimination of transgender women including the Olympics, NCAA, the Girl Scouts of America and The CW's America's Next Top Model. “At a time when transgender people are still routinely denied equal opportunities in housing,