There’s a new reality series headed to Oxygen that just might give America’s Next Top Model a run for its money.
Executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Strut follows a group of transgender models as they chase their dreams of becoming household names.
Models Dominique Jackson, Ren Spriggs, Laith De La Cruz, Arisce Wanzer, and Isis King will challenge stereotypes and ideas of beauty and gender as Cassandra Cass and Cecilio Asuncion of Slay Model Management, the first exclusively transgender modeling agency, cheer them on.
In a statement to Shadow and Act, Goldberg said, “Our models come from all walks of life, all different backgrounds and ethnicities. They are struggling with things we can all relate to – trying to make ends meet, fighting to make a name for themselves and navigating the minefields of personal relationships. All of these struggles are amplified by the fact that they are also fighting to break down barriers and taking on the responsibility of representing the transgender community in today’s society. It’s time to separate caricature from real people and that’s what we are doing with Strut.”
Check out the trailer below. Strut premieres on September 20 at 9 p.m.