Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast transgender woman for season 8.
Bravo has just cast transgender model Amiyah Scott in ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ for its upcoming eighth season, Project Casting has learned
The casting marks the first-ever transgender woman to be featured in the “Real Housewives” franchise.
Bravo has not commented on any of the casting rumors surrounding the network’s programming.
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 will join many other transgender actors, models, and talent who have decided to venture into reality television. Including ‘Big Brother’ casting their first-ever trans contestant this summer. ABC Family’s ‘Becoming Us’ is a new series that documents a teenage boy’s life after his father transitions. TLC’s summer series ‘I Am Jazz’ follows a 14-year-old trans teen Jazz Jennings, and E!’s Caitlyn Jenner docu-series “I Am Cait,” which is currently in the middle of an eight-episode run.
Scott joins ‘The Real House of Atlanta’ after the original cast member NeNe Leakes announced she will not return to season eight of “RHOA”.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the highest-rated of the long-running Bravo franchise.