Audrey Middleton of Big Brother 17 is the show’s first transgender houseguest – Report
Big Brother fans were given a masterpiece today as the show’s 17th season officially kicked off with the revealing of this year’s houseguests. One cast member is already making headlines as TMZ is reporting them as the show’s first transgender houseguest.
According to the gossip site, Audrey Middleton, a 25 year old Digital Media Consultant who is from and resides in Georgia, was born as Adam.
TMZ has learned Audrey will become the first transgender on the U.S. version of the show, and she plans to use the program as a showcase … similar to what Caitlyn Jenner has been doing.
Audrey grew up in a small Georgia town as a boy, and life was far from easy. We’re told when she transitioned several years ago, her family had a hard time accepting it, but they’re now fully supportive and on board.
The 25-year-old was inspired by Caitlyn Jenner’s story, but she’s also just a big fan of “Big Brother.”
It’s a dicey move for producers, given the show has had its share of racist and homophobic houseguests. The show runs a livestream 24/7 and things happen. But we’re told it will all become a teaching moment and Audrey is pumped.
I’m hoping this pans out well and doesn’t reveal some of the houseguests are horrible people.
I’m so ready for this season of Big Brother and I can’t wait!