For the past decade or so, viewers have become accustomed to Hollywood legend Whoopi Goldberg holding down the fort as a co-host for ABC’s long running talks show The View. However, the famed actress is treading into completely new territory. According to Shadow and Act, Goldberg has teamed up with Oxygen for a new series called Strut. Departing from her acting roots, the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner will join the series as an executive producer.
Keen on challenging stereotypes regarding beauty within the fashion world, Strut will follow a motley crew of transgender models as they navigate the treacherous terrain of the modeling world through Slay Model Management, the first modeling agency made exclusively for transgender models.
“Our models come from all walks of life, all different backgrounds and ethnicities. They are struggling with things we can all relate to – trying to make ends meet, fighting to make a name for themselves and navigating the minefields of personal relationships,” said Goldberg.
The series is set to premiere on September 20 at 9pm on Oxygen.