For the first time ever, a trans person is set to compete on popular Quebec reality television program Occupation Double.\nKhate took to social media to share her excitement as well as some of her worries.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nHere we are again at MTL Blog, trying to get a single Anglo to care as much about Occupation Double Afrique du Sud as the rest of Quebec does.\nThis time, though, it's about so much more than reality TV.\nFor those of you who have no sweet clue what Occupation Double is, here's a Sparknotes version. The show, often just called OD, is a French Canadian reality TV series that began in 2003 and has been going strong ever since.\nThe premise is like many romance-turned-game-show series, but with its own OD twist. There are two houses, one for the girls and one for the boys. Each week the women eliminate a male and vice versa until only one couple stands left to celebrate prizes and bragging rights.\nSo what's so different about this year? Well, for the first time in OD history (which if you didn't count above is 16 years) they are inviting a trans woman, Khate from Amos, Quebec, to compete for the glory of OD champion.\nBut we can't help but think she's a champion already.\nThis season, the contestants are making their way to South Africa. Previous seasons saw contestants living the life of luxury in countries like Indonesia, Portugal, and Greece.\nKhate shared her excitement to be a part of the show just earlier today on her Instagram page. The photo below was captioned, "je suis officiellement candidate à Occupation Double Afrique du Sud! 🇿🇦#odafriquedusud @od_officiel"\n"I am officially a candidate for Occupation Double South Africa!"\nView this post on Instagram Je suis officiellement candidate à Occupation Double Afrique du Sud! 🇿🇦#odafriquedusud @od_officiel A post shared by KHATE (@khate.od_officiel) on Aug 28, 2019 at 8:05am PDT\nThis move marks a continuing effort by the show to increase representation, Narcity Quebec notes, as in recent years they have invited pansexual and bisexual contestants to compete.\nREAD ALSO: Greta Thunberg Wants To Come To Montreal For A Huge Climate Change March Next Month\nKhate shared her own excitement for her premier on the show on her Instagram page with the story below:\nKhate Lessard is OD's first ever trans contestant!\nShe says, "I'm Khate, I'm twenty-three and I come from Amos. I'm a patient care attendant and I host conferences to speak about my journey and allow young people to ask questions... and I am seriously proud to be the first trans woman on Occupation Double!"\nCue the adorable squeal at the end that is completely infectious and has us just as excited for Khate as she likely is for herself!!!\nView this post on Instagram 🧡Et voici les candidates de la 3ème maison de #odafriquedusud ! 🇿🇦 🗳VOTEZ pour les 2 premières filles à entrer dans la 3ème maison en suivant le lien dans notre bio! A post shared by Occupation Double (@od_officiel) on Aug 28, 2019 at 9:43am PDT\nThis move by Occupation Double is not only fantastic for Khate as an individual but also speaks volumes to representation in popular media.\nThere's no question that Khate's got her own nerves and hesitations about being on the show, which she shared with a local Amos publication, Le Citoyen.\nSome of those concerns are, unfortunately, very common female worries, like that she's not the thinnest. Other concerns obviously stem from her own journey through transitioning and how audiences and even other candidates may react.\nHere's hoping those concerns are completely unnecessary.\nOccupation Double premiers this September 22, 2019 and you can watch it online right here.\nRead Narcity Quebec's French coverage of this awesome news at their article right here.