Trans Model Amiyah Scott Joins Cast Of Real Housewives

While the scope of her role has not yet been revealed, the Real Housewives franchise will get its first transgender character this fall when model Amiyah Scott joins the cast of the Atlanta show. Variety reports:

Though Bravo declines to comment on any casting rumors surrounding the network’s programming, insiders tell Variety that Scott attended a Monday night event with the cast where she was filming scenes for season eight. At this point, a source close to the series says the cabler has not made any decisions regarding Scott’s casting, whether she joins as a full-time Housewife, “friend of the housewives” or just appears in an even-smaller role, as Monday’s event was the first time the model filmed for the show, and much is still under consideration. Scott on “RHOA” will join many transgender figures on reality television, following “Big Brother” casting its first-ever trans contestant this summer; ABC Family’s “Becoming Us” from exec producer Ryan Seacrest, which documents a teenage boy’s life after his father transitions; TLC’s summer series “I Am Jazz,” which follows 14-year-old trans teen Jazz Jennings; and E!’s Caitlyn Jenner docu-series “I Am Cait,” which is currently in the midst of its eight-episode run.

The Real Housewives shows are executive produced by Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen.

  • oikos

    Another show OMM will have to stop watching. 🙂

  • Lars De

    Never watched any of these shows, I’m very proud to be able to say that. Though I have nothing against Andy Cohen as a person I really think he’s contributed majorly to the “dumbing down” of gay pop culture.

    • oikos

      Agreed. I have never seen these shows and Bravo is like TLC, worthless.

      • MattM

        Touching Little Children has worth….to the Duggars.

        • oikos

          I also like to call it The Lobotomy Channel.

  • Chris

    Therefore proving that the LGBT community can produce trashy fame whores too! The entire range of “Real Housewives” shows are an embarrassment, why are we celebrating anything to do with them?

    • MattM

      Equality. Even if its equally trashy.

  • Jeffrey

    Wow, trans people have really made it :-/

  • Blobby

    I’ve seen clips of this show on ‘the Soup’. If you don’t watch too closely, all of the women there look trans.

    • MattM

      What does that mean?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Never saw the show, never will. Good for her for getting on, though I suspect the producers will ratchet up the transphobic angle… on it.

  • Duh-David

    Bravo – the network of people behaving badly. Dear Andy Cohen, when Kathy Griffin is the most well-behaved person on your network, you have a problem.

  • Ryan Conrad

    A transman friend once told me that transwomen fall into 2 categories: the 90% who don’t look anything like women and never will and the 10% who look like caricatures of women. Amiyah (aka Arthur) looks like xe’s in the second category.

  • Neely OHara

    I thought “reality” was what happened when I turned OFF the tv…