“Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Casts First Transgender

By Parish Hodges  |  08/19/2015

Amiyah Scott

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has replaced Nene Leakes with transgender model/make-up guru Amiyah Scott.

According to TMZ, Scott -- who has a history of dating rappers -- will join the reality series for its upcoming eighth season.

She's also spoken openly about her transition, which began at age 17.  On her Twitter bio, she describes herself as a "makeup guru, weaveologist, mermaid, goddess."

In addition to Scott, the show is also adding Facts of Life star Kim Fields for Season 8. In June, both Leakes and Claudia Jordan announced they would be leaving the show.