In an interview with ABC Television’s “Good Morning America,” Talackova says she initially didn’t tell her boyfriend she was born a boy.
The 23-year-old from Vancouver says they had to get to know each other as friends first. Talackova says fellow contestants in the Miss Universe pageant are very supportive. She says they have made it clear they want her to compete. Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was not born female, but was reinstated when contest owner Donald Trump reversed the decision.