MANILA, Philippines – Majority of INQUIRER.net readers believe that transgenders should not be allowed to compete in local beauty pageants despite the United States consenting to transgender beauty contestants in the Miss Universe pageant.
In the latest online survey conducted by INQUIRER.net, 90.29 percent of the respondents or 2,770 readers said that transgenders should not be allowed to compete in any Philippine beauty contests.
Meanwhile, only 9.71 percent of 298 readers approved transgender contestants.
A total of 3,068 readers participated in the survey.
The Miss Universe Organization, organizers of the annual Miss Universe Beauty pageant, reversed its original decision banning Canadian transgender model Jenna Talackova from competing in this year’s pageant provided she meets legal gender conditions of Canada and the standards of other similar international competition.