Jenna Talackova competes in Miss Universe Canada. Photo by REUTERS/Mark BlinchAfter much controversy and a rule change, the first-ever transgendered contestant competed in the Miss Universe Canada pageant in Toronto on Thursday night. Jenna Talackova, 23, is from Vancouver, and though she was born male, she underwent sexual reassignment surgery four years ago and was allowed to compete. According to the Daily Mail, Talackova was one of 62 women who strut their stuff in evening gowns and bikinis on stage for a panel of 15 judges. The winner will be crowned on Saturday.
This androgynous fashion model poses as both a man and a woman
Talackova was much taller than the other pageant competitors. Photo by REUTERS/Mark BlinchBack in March, Talackova was in the finals of the Miss Vancouver competition when pageant officials kicked her out claiming she lied about her natural-born gender on her application. But there were no apparent rules on sex change operations—the only requirements to enter the Miss Universe Canada competition are that contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 27 and have Canadian citizenship. In retaliation, over 20,000 people signed
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, May 18, 2012 1:22 PM EDT
Jenna Talackova competes in Miss Universe Canada. Photo by REUTERS/Mark BlinchAfter much controversy and a rule change, the first-ever transgendered contestant competed in the Miss Universe Canada pageant in Toronto on Thursday night. Jenna Talackova, 23, is from Vancouver, and though she was born male, she underwent sexual reassignment surgery four years ago and was allowed to compete. According to the Daily Mail, Talackova was one of 62 women who strut their stuff in evening gowns and bikinis on stage for a panel of 15 judges. The winner will be crowned on Saturday.Read More »from Trangendered Miss Universe Canada Contestant Takes the Stage
Brad and Angelina lookalikes got married. Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie already tie the knot? Nope, but you may have believed otherwise if you've see these fake wedding photos making the rounds. Artist and photographer Alison Jackson is known for creating intricate hoax scenarios, including a 300-photo spoof of last year's Royal Wedding.Read More »from Fake Brad and Angelina Wedding Pictures
This week Jackson turned her lens on some Brangelina lookalikes who staged a replica of the wedding of the year. The actress playing Angelina Jolie had a similar statusque built, plump lips, ached brows, and blown out brown hair and wore a chic ivory wedding gown. The actor posing as Brad Pitt was tall and slim i his gray suit rocking Pitt's current chin-length blond hair and signature shades.
Up close we can tell the difference, but these two actors are excellent lookalikes who could easily fool the eager paparazzi.
Nice day for a faux weddingFrom a distance, the fake Brad and Angelina wedding looks pretty convincing to us! Knowing the secretive couple, real wedding photos may never surface, so we'll just gaze at
Hair Vajazzles are a real thing!Bedazzled cell phones scream "Real Housewives." Rhinestone-studded clothing looks out of date. Vajazzled and pejazzled private parts? Also old news. The new craze in crystal studs is HAIR VAJAZZLING! Yes, that's really what it's called. But we have one question: why is it called vajazzling if it has nothing whatsoever to do with a vagina?!Read More »from Would You Vajazzle Your Hair?
If you can see beyond the terrible name, Hair Vajazzles are now available for $13.45 a pack. They are the creation of British reality star and model Amy Childs, who dressed up in a Britney Spears-inspired outfit for the launch. The hair vajazzles attach to your hair in strips with the use of a flat iron. Just apply the studs or hearts to your hair, iron for five seconds, remove the backing, and you're good to go. But let's hope you really, really like those hair vajazzles, because they stay in your hair for 3-10 days.
These crystals can be ironed into your hairWhat do you think of Hair Vajazzles?
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We love playful warm weather accessories, but with so many stylish sunglasses, sandals, and jewelry options hats often get overlooked. We've rounded up some chic, easy styles perfect for the beach, a BBQ, playing in the park, or even a night on the town. Take a look through our favorite options. By Joanna Douglas, Shine StaffRead More »from Summer Hats
We love wearing rompers in the summerThis Contemporary Closet 6 Shore Road Tight Rope Romper is a no brainer for hot summer days. It was originally $95, but now it's on sale for only $29!
Sale starts Thursday at noon EST on MyHabit.com.
Are those penises on your pants or are you happy to see me? Well, ladies, we've stumbled on a very odd pairs of pants today, and we just had to share to them with... everyone! Presenting: penis leggings. Yes, you read that correctly. From far away the design looks like some sort of abstract print. But up close (click here for a NSFW zoomed in version) you'll notice the the print is made up of photographs of penises in all shapes and sizes, both circumcised and uncircumcised. These are equal-opportunity penis pants!Read More »from Fashion that Makes Us Sad: NSFW Penis Pants
If you're interested, these leggings cost from Bas Kosters Studio cost $151. As their website notes, they are "also available for men."
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Lady Gaga wearing her new meat dress in TokyoLady Gaga put on another meat dress this weekend in Tokyo. This time the dress is a bit more tailored and it does not appear to be made of actual slabs of beef. She performed amongst fake meat hanging on the stage, and posted this photo (at left) on Twitter to share with her worldwide fans.
Lady Gaga first wore her original meat ensemble to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. After raising eyebrows, she explained the carnivorous getup to Ellen DeGeneres back in 2010.
"It is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian," said Gaga. "As you know, I am the most judgment free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations. . . if we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones," she added. "And I am not a piece of meat."
While we'll admit Gaga's controversial outfits can be amusing, we're getting tired of pop stars always wearing outrageous costumes on Read More »from Lady Gaga Wears Another Meat Dress
The strappiest swimsuit of all time!When it comes to swimsuit shopping, most women seek a bathing suit that's flattering, supportive, comfortable, and won't leave odd tan lines. The new collection by Chromat has disregarded all traditional thinking when it comes to swimwear.Read More »from Fashion that Makes Us Sad: Geometric Tan Lines
This Pentagram monokini provides no support and little coverage up top. And the dozens of straps could act like a human spider web getting caught on everything in your path. (Also, the straps make this one-piece look totally complicated to take on and off!) But of course, the first thing we thought when we saw this swimsuit is the bizarre tan lines it will leave behind. Who wants to have crisscrossing stripes all over their chest, stomach, and back?!
Also, this swimsuit costs $250. No thank you!
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