The new season of America’s Next Top Model begins on September 3, and will for the first time feature a transgender contestant, named Isis.
Says Isis to Us Weekly: “My cards were dealt differently. I like to help people [as a role model], but I’m here to follow my dreams.”
GLAAD president Neil Giuliano hailed the decision: ” [It’s] an unprecedented opportunity for a community that is underrepresented on television. We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible.”