Amiyah Scott transitions from social media phenomenon to Hollywood starlet

Christal Jordan of Rolling Out talks with Amiyah Scott on her role on Star,  her personal life, and more

Amiyah Scott became Insta-famous years ago after breaking the internet when she posted a split-screen image of her former self dressed as a young boy in a school portrait and as the glamorous woman she is today. That before-and-after photograph became the most famous meme in Instagram’s #10yearchallenge because the transformation was unbelievable.

Before that photo, many of Scott’s fans didn’t realize she was a member of the transgender community. She was just another beautiful model with caramel-colored skin a perfectly contoured face, and a body to match. The popularity of Scott’s social media persona made her a larger-than-life influencer. From that recognition, her consistency online and sassy personality snagged her a role as the first transgender woman to appear in Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise. Although her relationship with the network didn’t work out, the publicity garnered from Scott’s affiliation with the chart-topping series led to bigger and better things.

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