Laverne is a Goddess

By GLAAD |
September 17, 2008

I've made no secret that I really adored Laverne on I Want to Work For Diddy. Watching this week's episode just felt so empty and hollow without her strong spirit adding some much-needed class and integrity to this series.

VH1 recently interviewed the ousted contestant, and as usual, Laverne was incredibly poised and well-spoken. In the clip below, she talks not only about being recognized by fans, but also takes a serious note, stressing the importance of having transgender people represented on television. She gives shout-outs to America's Next Top Model's Isis and Dirty Sexy Money's Candis Cayne.

"For me, it's not about positive or negative [representations]," she said. "It's about diversity."

Here, here.