Transgender model Amiyah Scott, 27, may have just landed a coveted acting gig. According to reports, she's set to star in the still-unconfirmed "Empire" spinoff.
TMZ reports that "Empire" creator Lee Daniels reached out to Scott over the summer and asked her to read for the new show. Supposedly, Daniels was so impressed with her that he offered the model a role as a member of a girl group. Sources told the outlet the "Empire" spinoff will be a prequel to the Fox show and will focus on a young Cookie Lyon (played in the original by Taraji P. Henson).
Scott has not commented on the casting rumors, but check out four things to know about the model:
1. She Was Almost Cast On 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta"
Scott made headlines over the summer when reports surfaced that she was going to be the first transgender person cast on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." According to the reports, she was going to replace NeNe Leakes.
At the time, E! News reported that Scott had filmed scenes for the show with her friend and current "RHOA" star Kenya Moore. But Leakes quickly shut down rumors that Scott was being added to the show, telling "Access Hollywood" it was "all lies."
— Amiyah Scott (@OfficialAmiyah) December 2, 2015
2. She Started Her Transition As A Teenager
Scott was born Arthur, and started transitioning from male to female when she was 17 years old. The model has always been very open with her fans about her journey and revealed to Ballroom Throwbacks last year that the most difficult part of her transformation was wondering how people would react to her.
“At that time, I didn’t know myself completely, so I was so worried about would people like me or would people love me or just where I would fit in," she said.
3. She's Never Acted Before
Even though Scott has reportedly been cast in the "Empire" spinoff, TMZ reports that the role would be her first acting gig. On her social media pages, Scott says she's a makeup artist, model and beauty consultant. According to Reality Tea, she has many celebrity clients and is close pals with Amber Rose, Keyshia Cole and Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson.
4. She's Supposedly Dated Several Famous Rappers And Athletes
A quick Google search of Scott's name brings up a few rumors linking her to several famous celebrities. In an interview with "As told by Ms. Monroe," Scott wouldn't divulge too much information about her dating life but said she usually dates "rappers, singers, athletes" who are not ready to publicly reveal their sexuality.