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Will Our Next Miss World Be A Man?

10, January 2014

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Every pageant girl out there has her eyes set on that one title she wants to win whether it be Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Universe, a NAM national title, a Coed national title, whatever system it is, pageant girls will go to the end of the world to achieve their dreams. But Glamour model Amelia Maltepe is a different story. This is model wants to win Miss World despite being born male. Maltepe, 23, was born into a strict Muslim family in Bangladesh and always believed she was trapped inside the wrong body. Breast Implants In the year 2012, Maltepe decided to undergo surgery-receiving breast implants making her chest a 34D but has yet to have but a full gender reassignment surgery. Amelia, raised as Adesh, said: "To be become a Miss World is one of my biggest dreams. Growing up I always felt that I was trapped in the wrong body and the idea of changing gender was never an option." Religious and Family Challenges Amelia's family struggled to accept her decision quite as easily. Amelia said: "In Bangladesh, people don't talk about these kind of things. When I was back home I always tried my mum's clothes on and put her make-up on when she was out. "I always liked it but I never had the courage to be out because my parents are very religious so I thought they would never, ever accept it. "I was bullied at school for being feminine - I cried many nights wishing I could be different." After revealing her surgery to her shocked family they initially stopped contact with her however, they have since accepted her decision. Amelia said: "When they saw me for the first time with breasts it must have been very hard for them to understand. "But they are my family and they love me no matter what." Maltepe Plans to Compete in Pageants This year she plans to enter beauty competitions like her inspiration, Canadian transgender model, Jenna Talackova, who last year won a legal battle to be allowed to enter Miss Universe Canada. Even though times are changing, how do you feel about transgender contestants competing in pageants?

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Linda Salas LatteStoneEnt@gmail.com

I don't feel that transgender contestants should compete in our pageants for the reason that there are pageants that are available to join. For example, Miss Tiffany(Thailand) as well as other Asian countries but this does not apply to only Asia Pacific areas, this is everywhere. I am not discriminating against trans or the LGBT community. Why? Because most of my best friends are transgenders, I have worked with these women from pageantry and modeling. I hang around with the LGBT clubs, scenes, events and I have nothing against them personally. This is taking away the right of a naturally-born female to compete in pageants. We work hard for being physically, emotionally, and beautifully right in our way of feminism and representing our rights. How would men accept if a women(tomboy) wanted to run in a male pageant? And at the end of the day, she won that title. What would you say? Comment?

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