Amiyah Scott, the trans model who joined "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," has revealed why she decided to pass on further involvement with the reality drama.
After making a cameo appearance on the show last week, Scott took to Instagram to sound off on why fans won't be seeing much of her on screen.
"Contractual complications," Scott says, prevented her from coming on as a cast member or "friend" of the housewives.
She also hinted that producers pressured her to turn up for cameras.
“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,” Scott wrote.
"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."
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. 😂🙃😉
Though Scott filmed a few scenes with the RHOA ladies, viewers will likely never see them thanks to "the magic of editing," she says. Scott also added that she doesn't "work for free," possibly hinting that she was asked to be a part of the show without compensation.
Scott says that while she may never get the chance to hold a peach, she definitely plans on living out her "dream" of becoming a housewife in "real life."
Still, there's at least one Atlanta housewife who showed support for Scott. Kandi Burruss reached out to Scott to express her regret that things didn't work out.
"I hate that it didn't work out. I enjoyed taping with you the few times we did tape. Bigger & Better things ahead in your future!"
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