Tyra Banks is helping shed light on the transgender community in a new documentary for VH1.
According to reports, the supermodel will co-produce “TransAmerica,” which she describes as “a groundbreaking docuseries that will blow the roof off stereotypes and set the record straight as we experience the lives of these fun, stunning women.” The upcoming, eight-episode series will follow lives of five transgender women living in Chicago.
In a statement, Banks said, “I am so happy to be a part of telling their fierce story.”
Members of the cast include a recent college grad named Giselle, a consultant for Christian Dior cosmetics named Natalia, the “ultimate party girl” Sidney, an aspirant doctor named Victory, and model, actress and transgender advocate Carmen Carrera. “Being a woman means everything to me,” Carrera said of her journey. “Before my transition I felt trapped, and now I’ve been set free. Carmen has arrived and I can’t wait to share my story.”