November 4, 2015


'Transcendent' Cast Q&A: Bionka

Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse Media Inc.

Favorite musician/band or album ever?


Favorite movie ever?

Muriel's Wedding

Favorite TV show ever?

Family Guy

Favorite social media app?


If we looked at your search history, what's the latest thing we'd find?

Rock climbing in [San Francisco].

Describe the other ladies of Transcendent in two words.

Xristina: Too much
Bambiana: Overtly flirtatious
Nya: Crazy, grandma
LA: Goofy baby

In the past year or so the transgender movement has seen a huge increase in awareness and support. What things have you noticed in your daily life that have changed/gotten better?

Nothing personally in my life has changed. I consider my life to still be normal, but the visibility of the transgender community was much needed, and I am happy to see that has changed.

What are challenges you still experience in your daily life as a transgender woman? Any stories you wish to share?

As many know I'm perusing my SRS bottom surgery (gender reassignment surgery) and will keep everyone posted.

Mark Sundstrom for Fuse
Mark Sundstrom for Fuse

What do you hope a show like Transcendent accomplishes?

I hope the people just continue to receive further education on the transgender community by watching the five of us on Transcendent.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about transgender people?

It's hard to say now, with shows like E!'s I Am Cait and TLC's I Am Jazz. I believe that misconceptions have changed. It's hard for me to pinpoint any one misconception.

What advice would you give to your childhood or teenage self?

Patience is key!

What are your goals, aspirations and dreams for the future?

I want to start own my own business, [possibly a] cosmetic line. Separately I would like to specialize [in] fine undergarments for women and trans women, like Agent Provocateur.

Don't miss Bionka on the Transcendent season finale tonight at 11:30/10:30c. Plus, check out more exclusives, GIFs and deleted scenes on our Transcendent show page.

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