CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful continues their commitment to tell the story of transgender woman Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) with many twists and turns along the way.
While in an upcoming episode on June 24th, it looks like Maya will be invited back into the Forrester mansion and into the arms of the man in her life, Rick Forrester (Jacob Young), there are still more plans to shed light on the transgender community including an upcoming Forrester fashion show where Maya is the lead model.
In an interview with B&B’s executive producer and head writer Brad Bell at TV Insider, the head honcho revealed that Maya will be joined by real transgender models in an upcoming runway show: “We’ll be doing a big fashion show (airing July 16 and 17) where half the models are transgender, including Isis King and Carmen Carrera, who are both very well known. We just shot it and it’s incredibly beautiful and really fun to watch! It speaks to our continued commitment to Maya’s story and to the transgender community. Transgender models are appearing on the runways in Paris and New York. Why not on B&B?”
In addition, when posed the question if things don’t work out between Maya and Rick, would every time a new man enters Maya life she would have to go through revealing that she is a transgender woman, Bell replied: “Who’s to say there won’t be another woman entering the picture for Maya, or another transgender character? This is a truly unique set of circumstances—hard to find in soaps these days—so it’s been great fun thinking of the possibilities. Right now we’re concentrating on developing a strong foundation for Rick and Maya, one that is to be respected and admired. But trouble will come. It always does.”
What do you think about the upcoming fashion show with the inclusion of transgender models? What do you think of Bell’s answer that if Rick and Maya fall apart perhaps there may be another transgender character or another woman, entering Maya’s life? Do you think that could really happen on B&B? Do you think Rick and Maya’s love will persevere and they will be together for a long time? Weigh-in below!