Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tyra Male

For the first time in the show's history, America's Next Top Model will feature a transgender contestant. (Jezebel has pictures of every girl here, if you're interested.) Meet Isis!

Lord knows she won't win, and we'll probably have lots of uncomfortable moments of ignorance and rude comments from the other girls, but on the other hand, given the wide range of people who watch ANTM and the dearth of transgender folk on TV, the exposure seems like it can only be a good thing. I for one am pretty excited to see how this plays out.

(Thanks to Mike for the link and for the title, which I shamelessly stole from him.)

1 comment:

Aviva said...

How many episodes until Tyra makes the transgendered contestant cry while hiccuping out their life story? I'm betting it happens in either the first or second episode.