Audrey Middleton To Be ‘Big Brother’s First Transgender Contestant
Audrey Middleton will be making Big Brother history as the first transgender person to appear on the reality TV show this season.
Audrey Middleton Joins ‘Big Brother’
Middleton’s casting was confirmed by CBS, which revealed that Middleton is a “Big Brother super fan” and that she will talk to her housemates about being a transgender woman during the premiere.
“Audrey Middleton is a Big Brother super fan who applied online, like many other hopeful Houseguests, and was open about her transition in the application process,” a CBS spokesperson said in a statement. “It is customary for Big Brother Houseguests to share personal news inside the house, and Audrey plans to discuss her story with the Houseguests in her own words during the premiere episode.”
As for Middleton, she doesn’t plan on being one of the show’s more passive contestants; she fully intends on getting her hands dirty.
“I will not float,” Middleton said on CBS.com. “I will make bold moves and I will get blood on my hands. Heads will roll!”
Middleton, 25, grew up in a small town in Georgia, and transitioned several years ago, according to TMZ. Although her family initially had a difficult time understanding what she was going through, they came around and are now fully supportive.
Middleton will make her debut on Big Brother with the show’s 13 other contestants June 24 at 8 p.m. on CBS.