90.3 Amp Radio/Calgary's Breast Implant Contest Awards Grand Prize To Transgendered Contestant
July 21, 2011 at 5:02 AM (PT)
NEWCAP Top 40 CKMP (90.3 AMP RADIO)/CALGARY's "Breast Summer Ever" contest drew controversy for its grand prize of a C$10,000 breast augmentation, but the winner, selected by a public online vote, turned out to be a transgendered person transitioning from male to female.
A listener named AVERY won the vote in a landslide, taking 76% of the vote. CTV quotes AVERY as saying, "I am changing my sex . It is a difficult process. It is also very expensive entering this competition and winning has helped me to such an extent I can't even explain it." ALBERTA's health system does not cover breast implants for transgendered patients.