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3 comments | Sunday, July 27, 2008

You may not know her now but you will. My inbox was flooded over the weekend with information on a special young lady who is without a doubt being positioned to be the next big reality star. Laverne Cox is a New York entertainer who has been chosen to appear as a contestant on P. Diddy's reality show "I Want To Work for Diddy" premiering August 4th on VH1.

The show will follow 13 contestants as they participate in challenges designed to see if they have what it takes to become Diddy's personal assistant.

But there is something that sets Laverne apart from the other contestants besides her undeniable beauty, strong work ethic, and determination to succeed. Laverne Cox is a transsexual. Yep, you read it right. And while she may not be the first to ever appear on television, I have a feeling she will be the talk of water coolers and beauty salons all over the country.

There is already speculation around P. Diddy's motives for casting Laverne on his show since she is sure to send the ratings through the roof. Will she be exploited or will she be treated with the respect and dignity deserving of every human being? Television like society doesn't have a great track record when it comes to understanding trans people so I guess we'll have to watch and see.

I'll definitely be tuning in but with one eye open and one eye closed. Are you planning on watching Diddy's new show?


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I just saw a commercial for the show and her voice is a dead give away. It's a guy's voice. Not good.

July 28, 2008 3:53 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I'm trying to give her/him the benifit of doubt..But why is her/his name "Cox"?..Really..How can people take you seriously with a pun like that?

July 29, 2008 9:51 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I think its fabulous to finally see a reality show that gives you 'reality'. Trans people are out there... and they have dreams and goals also. GOD bless her... I hope all her hopes and dreams come true in her pursuit to be Diddy's assistant. I think she will give a insight on transgendered persons that is rarely seen. It definately exists, but rarely seen. You go girl! Do ya thang!

July 29, 2008 3:05 PM


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