"Big Brother" Casts Perfect Contestant
First transgender houseguest has a rap sheet
JUNE 17--Here’s a less glamorous headshot of Audrey Middleton, the first transgender houseguest on the CBS reality show “Big Brother.”
The 25-year-old Middleton, who was born Adam, was arrested in July 2013 on marijuana possession and loitering charges after Georgia cops found her asleep at 4 AM in the back seat of a car parked outside a closed community swimming pool in Buford, a city about 40 miles north of Atlanta.
When awoken by a cop, Middleton said that she “had arrived here after her curfew” and did not want to wake her grandmother, who lived nearby. Middleton added that she “lives part of the time with her parents, and part of the time with” her grandmother.
A Gwinnett County Police Department report offers no clue as to why the adult Middleton had a curfew.
After Middleton agreed to a search of her Jeep Liberty, police found a bag of pot inside a closed container inside the vehicle’s center console. “I can’t believe he left that in there,” she said. Asked what was in the bag, Middleton replied, “It’s what you think it is.”
Middleton was arrested and booked into the Gwinnett County jail, where the above mug shot was taken. While the police report identifies Middleton as a female, court records list her sex as male.
Charged with pot possession and loitering or prowling, Middleton was placed last year in a pretrial diversion program that concluded with prosecutors dismissing the two misdemeanor counts, according to court records.
The 17th season of “Big Brother” is scheduled to begin on June 24. According to CBS, Middleton (seen in the promo photo at left) “plans to discuss her story with the houseguests in her own words during the premiere episode.”
Middleton, described by CBS as a “digital media consultant,” lives in Villa Rica, a Georgia city about 70 miles from where she was arrested. (1 page)