Amiyah Scott

Scott, Amiyah 2017

Amiyah Scott was born on January 11, 1988. She is a model and reality star best known for becoming the first transwoman cast on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Scott recognized at a very young age that the gender she identified with did not match with her true self. At the age of 15, Scott underwent a partial male to female transition, and explained to her family that she no longer wanted to be identified as male. At 17, Scott fully transitioned into female and consequently battled for her mother and father’s acceptance.

After moving out on her own while still a teen, Scott made her mark by trailblazing the New Orleans underground ballroom scene, modeling, acting, and providing a fresh and unique look. Soon after Scott moving out, her parents came to visit and have her their acceptance and support. Scott describes that moment as pivotal, and especially admires the restored relationship she regained with her father.

Though Scott struggled with bullying and acceptance throughout her entire life, she says she never lets that deter her drive, ambition, and goals. Her brand in beauty, modeling, and acting is trailblazing the trans community in just a short period of time. Scott is well known for her social media following and presence. VH1 crowned her “King” by reporting that Scott “is the first transgender model to amass a large social media following on Instagram.” Scott is also known for her unique, exotic, and gorgeous look.

In early 2015, Scott spent four weeks taping for Bravo’s hit reality series, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (her scenes never aired). In 2016, she landed a starring role as Cotton in Lee Daniels’ series, “Star.”

Scott is a proud advocate of the LGBTQ community and has centralized her focus on giving transgender women a voice. Her hope is that her story can motivate others to go after what they desire most, regardless of adversity, and never lose sight of their goals.

We thank Amiyah Scott for her contributions to television, her advocacy, and her support of our community.

 

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