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Transgender Beauty Queen

Hotel Guests OUTRAGED

Over Bikini Shoot

4/4/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova
Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova received yet another fat rejection on Monday -- when her bikini shoot upset several guests at a swanky L.A. hotel ... and staff was forced to shut it down.

Sources tell TMZ, Jenna -- a post-op transgender -- had originally planned to host the bikini shoot in the privacy of her room at the Hotel Wilshire, but when she arrived with her crew around lunchtime, her digs weren't ready ... so she moved the shoot to the pool instead.

Problem is ... the pool at the Wilshire is located on the roof -- right beside the "Roof on Wilshire" restaurant -- and diners weren't too pleased when Jenna stripped down to a bikini right in front of them, posing for shots.

We're told diners complained -- and the restaurant staff asked Jenna and her crew to pack it in, insisting the shoot was interfering with business. On top of that, we're told Jenna also failed to get permission from the hotel to shoot in a public area.

According to sources, Jenna's team repeatedly refused to budge -- so the restaurant turned to the big dogs in hotel management, who quickly readied Jenna's room so she could move the shoot there instead.

Jenna's attorney Gloria Allred tells us the photog was shooting for a Canadian documentary -- and she claims the hotel later apologized to Jenna and the camera crew.


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If she really accepts and loves herself, she wouldn't do this.. but obviously she's hallucinating. You are gay, whether you like it or not, you can never be a woman. We are letting you do your own thing, let us do what's ours.

WHAT IF A WOMAN TRIES TO JOIN A GAY PAGEANT, gay community would go hysterical for sure! WAKE UP GAYS :)

908 days ago

unbias view    

Some of the comments has definitely exposed the tunnel vision of many anti gender enthusiasts. It also indicates that whether or not scientific information is provided many persons will still hold steadfastly to narrow views. I honestly thought that we have grown beyond simplistic thinking and can truly appreciate the complexity of the world we live in. Jenna should be given a fair opportunity to compete. If anyone see her as a man they they have some other challenges other than their vision. Jenna hats off too you to challenge the tunnel vision of persons who are prejudicial. I have seen your childhood picture and were and still is now. You are very courageous, without persons like yourself who stands up for what is right we would still be in the dark ages of ignorance.

907 days ago

luis sanchez    

yes she has a "vagina" but she cant produce eggs and have a baby or carry a child because she doesnt have a womb

907 days ago


Miss Universe contest is for those females that have grown up to who and what they are naturally without cuts tucks fillings. Natural females mean they are equiped with all and complete female organs naturally.

I accept the fact that some of human beings are born kinda mixed up. You can do whatever you want to do. YOu can go live your life and I will totally wish you the best. As a metter of fact I will support in everything you want to do. But you've got to stop insisting you are a true female. Sorry Factory has been closed for too long.... You will just have to accept and go live you life the way GOD meant for you. And leave us in peace will ya ?

This is taking human rights claim to total BS country. Down right ridiculous. What is is. What isn't is not. And that's the way it is. It is just the way I accept who I am today ( very so grudgingly ).

Again. This kinda BS shoving down our throat claiming that you are a true female when you are not. That's not gonna happen. Perhaps the so called "paper" that says you are 100% female should include the words " Not born female " and "100% modified or altered female"

907 days ago

unbias view    

There are with women who cannot make children so does that make them less of a woman? Stick to the facts and not introduce prejudice. Based on the criteria she has met them. Do I sense jealousy against an individual who has the courage to stand up for what she believes in? or is it a set of hateful persons who do have the courage brains or beauty to compete? I cannot understand what any of you have to lose by her competing. Legally she's a female and as such she has every right to every opportunity as a female. Please this is not a religious pageant so keep religion where it belong amongst the believers. Based on the legal requirements she meet those criteria so if you can stick to the facts. Then you will realize that your arguments are baseless and based on emotions and not facts. The facts are legally she's female and she meets the set criteria. Please get over prejudice and stop making decisions on what Jenna should and should not do, should be reserved for you and your dependent family members not independent people. Hats off to you Jenna!

906 days ago


I'm not sure why this is a story so WHAT and why is Gloria involved. You can't blame them why would you want to pay a crap loan of money to eat in a fancy restaurant to have to watch doing a photo shoot and its for a do***entary REALLY oh wait a minute that might be why Gloria is involved since no one would want to watch it so Gloria had to step in and cause some problems now she has something to put in the do***entary and yet I still won watch it.

905 days ago

unbias view    

In all fairness a place where people are dining is not the best place to have a photo shoot for anyone, but look on the other side of things how we have double standards. if it were a recognize celebrity doing a photo shoot the response would have been different. If we would have one standard for everyone I would agree people's privacy should not be invaded by anyone celebrity or other. We are all humans and deserve the equal level of respect.

But the incident seem to have taken a different slant on Jenna eligibility, that I have been responding to. Nevertheless the comments with reference to Jenna's appearance is definitely discriminatory. Since she is a very pretty female, anyone seeing her without any knowledge will agree. Most of the comments are based on prior knowledge of gender reassignment. Take that away and she's very pretty.

If she's to live as a female then she should be have equal opportunity as every female.

905 days ago


Maybe it wasn't that she is transgendered maybe it was that she was a distraction to the diners. I wouldn't want to pay good money for a meal and then have a big-to-do with cameras and lights. I wouldn't care if the parts are real or not. It was in bad taste. People were eating, families were eating. I'm glad someone complained.

903 days ago


Jenna is a beautiful woman she should be allowed in the contest

902 days ago
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