You can either listen to Jian's chat with Jenna Talackova by clicking here or on the listen button, or watch it in the window below.
When Jenna Talackova
was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada for being born male, her story made headlines all over the world. But since successfully fighting the rules to re-enter the competition, the 25-year-old has pushed even farther to pursue a career in modelling and acting.
Her journey to follow through on her ambitions, without being pigeonholed, has been documented in a new E! series that premieres this Sunday: Brave New Girl
Talackova joins Jian to discuss the media firestorm than surrounded her in 2012, why she doesn't want her transgender identity to be seen as a gimmick, and why she's decided to share her story, on different terms, today.
"I love telling my story to people as long as they approach me in a respectful manner," she said.
'I had no role models who were transgender, and I want to be that kind of girl."
Jenna Talackova says she had no transgender role models growing up. "I want to be that kind of girl." (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)