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Real Housewives of Atlanta Casts Transgender Woman to Replace NeNe

Get to know Amiyah Scott

Liz Raftery

The Real Housewives of Atlanta has cast a transgender woman to replace NeNe Leakes, TMZ reports.

Amiyah Scott, a model and makeup guru who has a history of dating rappers, will join the reality series for its upcoming eighth season, according to TMZ. Scott has spoken openly about her transition, which she began at age 17, and describes herself in her Twitter bio as a "makeup guru, weaveologist, mermaid, goddess."

In June, Leakes and her nemesis, Claudia Jordan, both announced that they would be leaving Real Housewives. In addition to Scott, the show is also adding Facts of Life star Kim Fields for Season 8.

Check out photos of Scott here: