Formerly Disqualified Transgendered Miss Universe Canada Contestant to Feature in Elle Canada Spread

Also starring on a reality show on E! Canada


Now this is a redemption story: In 2012, model Jenna Talackova was unceremoniously disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was born a male, despite the fact that she'd undergone gender-reassignment surgery at the age of 19. Now, at 25, Talackova is helping to bring global awareness to this issue, with her upcoming reality show called Brave New Girls (slated to air on E! Canada), and a fashion spread in the Jan. 2014 issue of Elle Canada