Transgender Beauty Queen: I Have Breast Implants and Everything Else

Transgender beauty contestant Jenna Talackova will appear on ABC News' 20/20 Friday. She's talking about being disqualified from the 2012 Miss Universe Canada contest and about how her body has drastically changed in the past four years.

Talackova made national headlines after being disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition due to a a rule that only allows "naturally born females" to compete.

The Trump-owned organization eventually said Talackova could compete "provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions."

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Transgender Beauty Queen: What Kind of Plastic Surgery?

In Friday's appearance Talackova says she was born a boy and always felt she was in the wrong body, until she underwent a sex change four years ago. The beauty queen admits she had her Adam's apple removed and got breast implants to finalized her look, according to the NY Daily News.

"It was terribly painful," Talackova says during the 20/20 interview. "But seeing something on your body for that long and not being able to look at myself in the mirror because I couldn't stand seeing the other part, it was actually very rewarding, too."

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Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • The Kardashian sisters are no stranger to cosmetic surgery and it is no surprise that brother Rob has been influenced. Radar Online reported an insider of the National Enquirer quoted, “Rob was complaining about his face drooping and that he’s starting to look old”. It seems his sister Kim was the push and shove he needed. “Kim told him to stop whining and put his money where his mouth is. She turned him on to her trusted plastic surgeon and convinced him to go for a Botox treatment. Rob was all for it and made an appointment right away."