Transgender Beauty Queen's Home Movies
May 01, 2012
On Monday, transgender Miss Universe Canada hopeful Jenna Talackova (whose male name was originally Walter) detailed on The Insider how difficult her upbringing was as she struggled with gender identity issues.
Now, her mom Myrtle explains to special correspondent Debbie Matenopoulos how emotionally difficult it was to raise her child – and the crucial decision she had to make. Watch the video to see her interview and their personal home movies…
"Most of my sons are all macho male, and then my youngest Walter was different -- you know, a girl being trapped in a boy's body," says Myrtle. "As a parent we're put in this world to rear the children; rear them and let them become who they are."
Jenna recently made headlines after she was initially disqualified from Donald Trump's pageant for being born a man. Now she's back in the running, and Myrtle's wish is to see her child's dreams come true.
"My dream is for her to seek her dreams and be happy," says Myrtle. "Like any mother."