TMZ: Transgender woman Amiyah Scott added to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

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By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Monday, August 17, 2015

TMZ reports that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" has found another new cast member: Amiyah Scott.

She is a transgender model with more than 150,000 followers on Twitter.

Her Twitter descriptive: "The Unicorn with an invisible horn. Transgender Model. Makeup Guru. Weaveologist. Mermaid. Goddess."

Bravo typically doesn't finalize its annual RHOA cast until September for a return in October so whether Scott gets a "full peach" is still a question mark. In past years, people who were "named" full cast members have not always ended up that way. (See Marlo Hampton, season four.)

Kim Fields ("Facts of Life") is the other potential new cast member.

There have been rumors RHOA is also considering bringing back former cast member Sheree Whitfield. And Porsha Williams is in position to get a full cast member role again after being reduced to recurring last season. Claudia Jordan said her departure is not 100% certain and she popped up at a Kenya Moore hair care event August 17 so who knows?

It's very likely some of these people will merely be guests and show up in a few episodes. Last year, Jordan was going to be a guest at first but was upgraded while Demetria McKinney and Williams were downgraded partway through production.

The only person who is gone for sure for season 7? NeNe Leakes. And I heard a rumor she might even pop in at some point later on. Bravo loves this speculation. And I'm perfectly willing to partake. I used to say I was part of the "American Idol Industrial Complex." Now I'm part of the "Real Housewives Gossip Machine," which isn't any more glorious.

It keeps the show in people's minds during the off season.

UPDATE: August 18, 2015: StraightFromtheA said based on her sources, this rumor is bunk, that Scott might appear in a couple of episodes and was shooting during a scene at the Bronner Brothers hair show, but a full peach is not forthcoming.