STOMPer Jesse wondered if a transgender contestant could become the next Miss Singapore Universe, since the organisers are considering accepting contestants who have had a sex change.
Derrol Stepnenny Promotions runs the Miss Universe pageant in Singapore, and its spokesperson said that the company is waiting for instructions from the parent organisation, co-owned by United States real estate mogul Donald Trump and television network NBC.
This new development is due to Ms Jenna Talackova, 23, who was disqualified from the Miss Canada Universe competition because she was born a man.
She threatened to file a discrimination lawsuit against the organisers, and was eventually allowed to return to the contest.
However, The Straits Times reported that news drew mixed reactions from Singaporeans as some felt that transgender contestants may have an unfair advantage as they would have gone under the knife, while others lauded the move, saying the change would make the competition more relevant.
It is still unclear if whether transgender contestants would have to declare their status when entering the pageant.
Said STOMPer Jesse:
"If they do decide to allow transgender contestants, I wonder how the public would react to it?
"Think about it, the next Miss Singapore Universe could be have been born a man.
"What do you think of a transgender contestant becoming Miss Singapore Universe?"
Previously, a Thai actress and model called Nong Poy, Japanese national champion gamer Kayoh Satoh, and Japanese TV personality Ai Haruna gained popularity as transgender celebrities.
Images 1 to 23 are of Jenna Talackova, images 24 to 43 are of Nong Poy, images 44 to 67 are of Kayoh Satoh, and images 68 to 72 are of Ai Haruna.