VH1 Didn’t Tell Transform Me‘s Contestants That 3 Trans Girls Be Doing the Makeovers (So Cameras Could Catch Their ‘Honest’ Reactions)

SOUNDBITES — “There aren’t a lot of transgender people on television, so the reactions our makeover subjects might have to us might mirror the reactions that America might have to us. The makeover subjects may raise the same questions America has about transgender folks. We didn’t tell them ahead of time because we wanted truthful reactions when they met us. All but one of the women had never met anyone transgender before.” —Transform Me‘s Laverne Cox on VH1’s decision not to inform makeover subjects they’ll be done-up by a trio of transgender gals (via)