Reality dating show transvestite
Transamerican Love Story is an American reality dating show in which suitors woo transgender woman Calpernia Addams. When the show first aired, viewers could vote their preferences online, but it was Addams who chose whom to eliminate.Calpernia is accompanied by her friend Andrea James; each episode is hosted by comedian Alec Mapa.In 2009, Transamerican Love Story won a GLAAD Media Award in the "Outstanding Reality Program" category, tying with I Want to Work for Diddy.MTV Networks published the complete series on DVD in 2008.Each man spends a few minutes talking with her while the rest talk with her friend Andrea.Later that night, the men are invited to a "sleepover" with a Middle Eastern theme: the men dress in thongs and loincloths, and must cater to Calpernia by fanning her, feeding her tidbits, rubbing her feet, and dancing.
At the elimination ceremony, Calpernia eliminates Rich, saying they would make better friends.
Most of Transamerican Love Story was filmed in the Greater Los Angeles Area of Los Angeles County, California. Contestants are arranged in the order in which Calpernia calls their names during the elimination ceremony.
Portions of episode six were filmed in the Western US cities of Ventura, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. In episode five, no competition winner is declared.
In episode eight, Calpernia turns down two of the three remaining suitors before declaring the remaining man the winner.
Calpernia arrives in a horse-drawn carriage and meets the eight bachelors.