Amiyah Scott Reported to Become First Trans ‘Real Housewives’ Cast Member

By Sameer Rao Aug 19, 2015

For those worried about who will be filling Nene Leaks’s shoes, there may be an answer in store.

According to numerous entertainment websites, Bravo will be adding model Amiyah Scott to the lineup of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Scott, who has a significant social media following and describes herself as a "make-up guru," began transitioning at age 17. She reportedly will join Kim Fields, the actress best known for her starring role on the sitcom "The Facts of Life," as part of the cast. 

Bravo has not confirmed Scott’s casting, but Variety reported that Scott was seen at an event with the cast on Monday night, where she was filming scenes. Sources were not able to confirm whether Scott will be a full-time housewife, a friend, or exactly what role she will play. In any case, Scott would be on track to become the franchise’s first transgender cast member.

(H/t Variety