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Sultry Blond On ABC Show Is Hawaii Transgender

Cayne Misses Islands, Comforts Of Home

POSTED: 9:33 am HST November 15, 2007
UPDATED: 9:46 am HST November 15, 2007

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Local actress and transgender woman Candis Cayne is heating up the small screen on the ABC TV show "Dirty Sexy Money."

The sultry blond on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" is Cayne.

She is a 1989 graduate of Maui's Baldwin High School.

This island girl was born a boy. She was born Brendan McDaniel with fraternal twin Dylan.

Cayne said she knew she was different from a young age.

"(Dylan) was off with his friends playing football and riding bike, and I was with my girlfriends playing Barbies," Cayne said. "My parents were very liberal, and amazing, and they kind of let me be who I wanted to be. They never really questioned it."

They remained supportive when she decided a decade ago to transition to a woman.

Now, Cayne is having the time of her life playing the role of the transgender Carmelita, the love interest of Billy Baldwin's character.

"It's something I've prepared for 15 years. So, I'm really, really� it's a dream come true kind of," she said.

It's a dream come true for the Maui girl who still misses the islands.

"I'm obsessed with cone sushi and I love shoyu chicken. Those are my two favorites, and I go right to the beach, Makena, and go and hang out with my parents," she said.

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