First transgender housemate to feature in Big Brother US
Big Brother US will include its first transgender housemate in the line-up for the upcoming 17th season.
Audrey Middleton, a digital media consultant from Georgia, who was born Adam, was reportedly open about her transgender identity in her application for the show and intends addressing it from the first episode.
In her bio on CBS she describes herself as the "Beyonce" of her life story, and says she "loves to get dressed up and look fabulous head-to-toe but also isn't afraid to get dirty".
In her introduction video Audrey says, "I think there's a chance I could be a misunderstood hero, but I'm going to be a hero."
Her arrival comes just week's after Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself to the world.
It's not the first time a transgender contestant has featured in Big Brother. The fifth season of Big Brother UK was won by transgender contestant Nadia Almada.
Audrey will be joining an eclectic mix of 14 housemates including a former pro-wrestler, a poker player, a dentist, a marketing manager and a supermarket cashier.
Big Brother US kicks off over two nights on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 on CBS.