Whoopi Goldberg is bringing a new reality show to Oxygen, and it's all about transgender models.
The View panelist has revealed that she will serve as an executive producer on a new series about Slay Model Management, the first business to strike deals exclusively with transgender individuals.
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The show, titled Strut, follows a group of the agency's talent who dream of becoming household names.
The 60-year-old explained why she feels the project will be an important addition to Oxygen's programming, saying in a statement:
"This show is important right now, because for all of the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot-button word that gets people hysterical. People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person, and this series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world."
The series' stars hope to one day change the way society perceives beauty and gender.
Miz Goldberg also added that she wants to make people realize they should be more accepting of the transgender community, exclaiming:
"You may even be surprised to discover that you have been seeing and interacting with transgender men and women in ways you didn't even realize!"
Strut is slated to premiere on Oxygen later this year.
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