transsexual: I was looking for love.

transsexual: I was looking for love.
Transsexual Miriam, the star of There’s Something About Miriam, says she went on the UK show to find true love. (Deception, of course, is the best way to find one’s soulmate.) She says, “I did it because I wanted to know if real love exists. Can a person fall in love?” She adds that, despite the show’s premise revolving around her actually being a man, she wasn’t really trying to hide her penis: “I was trying to be myself and if anyone had asked me about myself I would have told them.”

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.