Chaz Bono to star in follow-up OWN documentary 'Being Chaz'
Just because Chaz Bono was booted from the ballroom this week on "Dancing With The Stars," it doesn't mean the LGBT activist is going away from the spotlight.
It was announced on Thursday that Bono will star in a follow-up to his OWN documentary special "Becoming Chaz," which aired in May. The new documentary special will be titled "Being Chaz" and will chronicle Bono's relationship with his girlfriend after his transition from his female-to-male sex change.
"Being Chaz" will premiere on Sunday, November 27 on the Oprah Winfrey OWN network. The documentary will also feature Bono's casting on "Dancing With The Stars" and the controversy that happened after he was announced as a contestant.
Bono, who was born Chastity Bono, is the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono. The 42-year-old also opened up about his struggles in his book, "Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man."
In March 2009, he began the process of becoming a man. Chaz Bono took testosterone and underwent procedures such as having his breasts removed, which he told TIME magazine marked "the greatest day, probably of my life."
"I've hated my body since puberty," he said in "Becoming Chaz." "In high school, often at night, I would go to bed, praying that I'd wake up the next day as a boy. A sex change never occurred to me at that point. As a man trapped inside a female shell, I was very cut off from the whole world and now, for the first time, I'm living in my body and it looks like the way I want it to. It's making me feel more confident."
Chaz Bono and his girlfriend, Jennifer Elia, appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on in May and she told the talk show host that "it was really hard" when her partner transitioned from female to male, Us Weekly magazine reported.
On Tuesday, October 25, Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer were voted off the show after receiving low scores for their Tango. While Bono ultimately said he had positive memories of his experience on the show, he didn't take too kindly to judge Bruno Tonioli's criticism of his physique.
"I got a lot of references from him [Tonioli] about things that would indicate the fact that I'm overweight, you know, a roundness. I was called a basketball, a penguin, an Ewok, and I just didn't appreciate it," Bono said on "Good Morning America" Wednesday.
"Being Chaz" airs on November 27 on OWN at 8 p.m.