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‘Real Housewives’ Adds Transgender Woman to Replace NeNe Leakes

A new face is coming to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. With the departure of longtime cast member NeNe Leakes, as well as equally longtime nemesis Claudia Jordan, Bravo needed to find new faces to fill out the cast.

Enter Amiyah Scott, a model and makeup aficionado who will be the show’s first transgender cast member. The 27-year-old model, who began transitioning at the age of 17, is a colorful personality, at least judging by her Twitter bio: “The Unicorn with an invisible horn. Transgender Model. Makeup Guru. Weaveologist. Mermaid. Goddess.”

Scott isn’t the only newcomer, however, as former Facts of Life star Kim Fields has joined the cast for the upcoming season.

'Real Housewives' Adds Transgender Woman to Replace NeNe Leakes

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But what do you think of Amiyah Scott joining the cast? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, read NeNe’s official statement after leaving the show!

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