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There's Something About Miriam is a reality television show filmed in 2003 and originally aired in the United Kingdom on Sky One in February 2004. Hosted by Tim Vincent, it featured six men wooing 21-year-old Mexican model Miriam without revealing that she was a transwoman until the final episode.
Miriam said, “Several of them wondered about me in the first few days. But as the series unfolded, I really thought that we got to like and know each other as friends and had a lot of fun.” In response to allegations that she revealed her big secret by lifting up her skirt she was quoted as saying “I want to say that I would never lift my skirt up on national TV. My mother brought me up very well.” On the version that aired, Miriam chose Rooke as the winner and then said in front of the assembled contestants:
I tried to be honest with all of you, not just some of you. Yes, I am from Mexico, I am a model, and I'm 21. But Tom, I really love spending time with you and kissing you. You see, I love men, and I love being a woman. But… shh, quiet everybody, please, quiet. But you see, Tom… I am not a woman. I was born as a man.
Rooke initially accepted the prize money and the trip with Miriam on camera, then rejected the prize prior to airing and joined the other contestants in a lawsuit.
Following the completion of the show, it was scheduled to air in November 2003, but the lawsuit by the contestants delayed the airing. They alleged conspiracy to commit sexual assault, defamation, breach of contract and personal injury in the form of psychological and emotional damage.
After the men settled for an undisclosed amount, the show premiered February 22., and the sixth and final episode aired March 24, 2004.
The show was aired in Australia by Network Ten in May 2004 and in Poland by TVN in January 2005. The show was picked up by Fox Reality for airing in the United States in April 2006, it will be aired in October 2007, and in Argentina in 2005 on America TV