May 24, 2016 at 9:27 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Whoopi Goldberg producing transgender model reality series
(Screenshot via YouTube)

(Screenshot via YouTube)

Whoopi Goldberg is executive producing “Strut,” a reality series focusing on Slay Model Management, the first exclusively transgender model agency.

According to Deadline, the series will follow a group of models overcoming the challenges of gender and beauty stereotypes to make it in the world of fashion.

“This show is important right now, because for all of the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot-button word that gets people hysterical,” Goldberg said in a statement. “People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person, and this series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world.”

The series will air on Oxygen later this year.

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