Fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta were able to catch a glimpse of Transgender Model Amiyah Scott during last night’s episode. Amiyah Scott was rumored to be a new housewife on Atlanta earlier this year, and while she did film a few scenes with the ladies…. ultimately her disappearance came down to money and direction.
Earlier this week Amiya took to her Instagram to explain that “contractual complications” was the reason that she did not become a full time housewife or even friend of the housewives.
Welp ? seeing as that was the 1st (and probably last) glimpse of me on #RHOA tonight and I haven't said anything about it (though the hype was craaazzzzzyyy) lmao. Let me say, I enjoyed ALL the ladies & I had a great time filming multiple scenes with them! Unfortunately due to contractual complications + the magic of editing, you won't be seeing as much of me as expected. *whispers* (I don't work for free. Lol. ?) But everything happens for a reason & it was still an awesome experience! I'm in my 20's and when this opportunity was BROUGHT to me, It was no guarantees & I was cool with that, but I wasn't going to exploit myself or act out of character for it… I honestly saw a chance to help change the perspective of MY community, but I wanted to maintain my dignity. Housewife and Transgender aren't words that are usually associated… Funny, because anyone who knows me knows that being a housewife is a dream of mine, not on reality tv, but in real life. ?? But contrary to popular belief, I personally know transgender housewives, models, doctors, lawyers and many other successful unique individuals, along with so many others who are fighting to break the negative stigma associated with the trans community. Not to mention, a lot of our opportunities are limited due to discrimination and that's why most are forced into compromising occupations. But my point in this is to say, me filming with the #RealHousewivesOfAtlanta was not for attention, but to assist in breaking a stereotype. Trans women are not only sex objects or prostitutes. We are strong, educated & human just like everyone else. AND WE ARE HERE AND WE DEMAND RESPECT. And whatever I have to do to assist in that I will and won't regret it. Now let me call my bf and schedule a hair appointment. ???
Another reason that Amiyah Scott claimed that she didn’t end up on the show was because she didn’t like how Bravo producers were pressuring her to be dramatic.
Scott claims on her instagram account that producers from the Real Housewives of Atlanta had approached her about joining the franchise.
However after Amiya realized that producers wanted to exploit her and make her act out of character Amiya decided Reality TV wasn’t for her. Amiya also hinted at the fact that Bravo wasn’t offering her enough money, or really any money at all to join the show.
RadarOnline revealed earlier today that Amiyah Scott was asked to be more “bitchy” and to act more “sexy,” both of which made Scott feel uncomfortable.
Amiyah Scott wanted to be a role model for the transgender community, and ultimately felt like this role would not help her community.
Sources from the Real Housewives of Atlanta explain that Amiyah Scott wanted to be the Laverne Cox of Reality TV! Last night will probably be the last time we see a glimpse of Amiyah Scott, despite her having filmed a few scenes with the ladies.