'Big Brother' Will Have Its First Transgender Houseguest

by Philiana Ng 5:11 PM PDT, June 16, 2015
Photo: CBS

Earlier this morning, CBS revealed the new crop of Big Brother houseguests – and one houseguest is already making headlines.

Audrey Middleton, a 25-year-old digital media consultant from Villa Rica, Georgia, will be the first transgender houseguest on Big Brother in its 17th season.

Photo: CBS

CBS issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon about Middleton’s inclusion in this season’s cast.

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“Audrey Middleton is a Big Brother super fan who applied online, like many other hopeful Houseguests, and was open about her transition in the application process,” a CBS spokesperson said in a statement to ET.

“It is customary for Big Brother Houseguests to share personal news inside the house, and Audrey plans to discuss her story with the houseguests in her own words during the premiere episode on Wednesday, June 24th,” the statement concludes.

In her bio, Middleton describes herself as “radical, fun and intelligent,” and has big plans when she’s in the house once the summer-long game has begun.

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“I will not float. I will make bold moves and I will get blood on my hands,” she says in her bio. “Heads will roll!”

To meet the rest of the Big Brother 17 houseguests, which includes a former pro wrestler and poker player, go here.

Big Brother premieres with a two-night event on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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