Amiyah Scott: ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’s’ Newest Cast Member Is Transgender

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The rumor mill is in full force this week as several outlets have reported that Amiyah Scott is the newest cast member of Bravo’s reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The model will fill the shoes of previous cast member, NeNe Leakes. 47-year-old Leakes posted the news on Instagram back in June, writing, “Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! With lots of thoughts and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear.”

Leakes was the center of a lot of drama during her time on Real Housewives, so fans have been sitting on the edge of their seats to see who will occupy that hard-to-fill role.

The latest rumor that has taken social media by storm is that Amiyah Scott, who was actually born an Arthur, is stepping up to the plate.

This is a huge deal, because Scott would be the first transgender woman to be involved in any of the Real Housewives series.

While Bravo hasn’t commented on any recent casting, Variety reported that “Scott attended a Monday night event with the cast where she was filming scenes for season eight.”

Reports indicate that Scott transitioned ten years ago at 17-years-old, and is currently living in New Orleans while pursuing a modeling career.

Her profile on ModelMayhem.com reveals that she is a self-proclaimed, “Unicorn with an invisible horn. Model. Makeup Guru. Living in a Red & Blue World & I’m Purple.”

We love her already!

Scott has been linked to several celebrities including, Soulja Boy, Ocho Cinco, and Boobie Gibson, but denied any romantic involvement in an interview last year.

Do you think that Amiyah Scott is really the next cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta? We really hope that she is.

Plus, there are whispers about Kim Fields, from the 1980s sitcom Facts of Life, joining the cast as well…wouldn’t that be amazing?!

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