She hopes that her and Demi’s inclusion on the MTV show can show viewers that they too can join a dating show “no matter what gender you identify as or what sexuality you are.” That’s because when she was growing up, she’d never seen anyone other than predominantly white cis people on relationship shows.

“Even when I was insecure [on the show],” she admitted to EW, “I would go in the bathroom and be like, there are kids watching this. Even though we’re being crazy, I want them to know, ‘You’re a part of society too! And your gender is valid. You can go on a show with all these buff gorgeous men that probably are intimidated by your confidence and you can play spin the bottle with them and just say f–k it!'”


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