Jenna Talackova, the transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant, has said she has yet to tell her complete story.

The 23-year-old Talackova placed in the top 12 and was one of four women voted “Miss Congeniality” at the Miss Universe Canada this weekend, ending her bid to enter the Miss Universe competition.

Talackova was first told she could not compete in the beauty pageant because she was not born female. The organization later backtracked. The incident prompted Donald Trump, the owner of Miss Universe, to drop the organization's ban on transgender women competing.

Speaking to CNN, Talackova said she was proud of what she had accomplished.

“For a couple of seconds I was a little bummed out but after, like, a couple of minutes I was just extremely happy. I'm so proud of myself,” Talackova told the network.

She added that she has yet to tell her complete story.

“I've never told my story fully on my own terms because … I haven't, but I have let them know a lot about myself thus far. I did come out with my statement. And that's that people should embrace their individuality and follow their dreams like I did,” Talackova said. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)