05/03/2013 02:03 EDT | Updated 05/03/2013 02:07 EDT

Jenna Talackova TV Show: Transgender Beauty Contestant Headed To E!


This woman isn't afraid of anything.

Former Miss Universe contestant and model Jenna Talackova -- yes, the one who stood up to Donald Trump -- will be getting her own TV show on E!. With the working title "Brave New Girl," it perfectly describes Talackova.

The eight-episode, 30-minute unscripted series follows her as she moves from Vancouver to Toronto to pursue her career and start a new life in the big city. Joining her for the ride are Jenna's fun and fearless friends, level-headed documentary filmmaker Elena and outspoken model and student, Dajana. "Brave New Girl" begins production this summer and is set to premiere on E! in the fall.

"This latest announcement offers yet another example of Bell Media's deep commitment not only to its Specialty brands, but also to Canada's independent production community," said Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. "'Brave New Girl' presents E!'s pop culture-hungry audience the opportunity to enter the wildly entertaining world of reality television, all from a uniquely Canadian perspective."

"I'm so happy to be sharing my life with E! viewers," said Jenna. "It will be fun letting the world watch as I take the next steps in pursing my dreams."

Talackova may have been born with the name Walter, but make no mistake, the beautiful knockout is all woman. After the Vancouver beauty skyrocketed to notoriety as the transgender girl with the gall to take on Donald Trump for the right to compete in Miss Universe Canada, Talackova won't let anything keep her from her dreams.

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