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Internet rumours concerning the genetic sex of a Miss Universe contestant have led officials to take a peek at Miss France to make sure she has all the right bits. That's their excuse anyway.

French Internet reports suggested that 19-year-old Elodie Gosuin had been born a bloke and had undergone a sex change operation while a nurse. Incredibly, the organisers appear to have taken them seriously enough to insist on a quick check of Ms/Mr Gousin's assets.

There was a "close inspection" while she had on her swimsuit and he, sorry, she also signed a declaration that promised: "I have never been a man." The organisers seem satisfied and claim that no medical tests are necessary.

We're not so sure. If you caught any man young enough, with modern medicine, you could make a pretty convincing woman, bumps an' all. While a gynaecological examination may be pushing things a little too far, we would like to supply the Miss Universe competition with our own foolproof method of working out whether she is really a man.

  • Does s/he leave the seat up?
  • Does s/he drink a) a pint of lager or b) a glass of white wine?
  • Can s/he drive?
  • Did s/he flick channels from Changing Rooms to catch the end of the UEFA cup match?
  • Take her/him to a curry house. Korma or Vindaloo?
  • Does s/he answer to the name of Geoff?

Simple really when you think about it. Or decide for yourself here. ®

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