Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova on Friday told Barbara Walters that she could not bear to look at the “other part” of her body in the mirror.

In an interview broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America, Walters spoke with Talackova, her mother and the civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Talackova.

Talackova is the 23-year-old Canadian who was told she could not compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was not born female. The organization later backtracked, saying Talackova would be allowed to participate.

Talackova's mother told Walters that she always wanted a daughter “but when I had Jenna, the last child, I said, 'Well, that's okay, I guess I have four sons.'”

“And look what happened,” Walters added. “You got the daughter.”

Talackova said her gender reassignment surgery was “intense” and “terribly painful.”

“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,” she said.

When Walters asked, “So, if I saw you undressed, you would look like a woman to me totally?” Talackova answered: “Of course.” (Watch the entire segment on