Pregnant man Thomas Beatie is mad at Chaz Bono for taking his spot on DWTS

This story is making me laugh so hard that tears are squeezing out of my cynical eyes. It’s not because transgender people are funny at all or anything like that, it’s just because it sounds so ridiculous when you think about it. So yesterday the new cast of Dancing With the Wannabes was announced, and Chaz Bono will be the first transgender person to compete. Some close-minded people have been commenting that Chaz is giving all the other famewhores a bad name and “tearing down traditional values” or something, but that’s just dumb and to be expected. Chaz is so nice and personable that he’s sure to win a lot of those same yokels over once they see him on the show. Anyway, the three times-pregnant man, Thomas Beatie, wanted to be the first transgender person on DWTS and put in a bunch of calls to them. TMZ (who had photos of Beatie all buff a couple of months ago) now reports that Beatie is mad at Chaz for “stealing” his spot, as if he ever had a chance.

beatie2The Pregnant Man — Thomas Beatie — claims he SHOULD HAVE been chosen to compete on “Dancing with the Stars” this season … but says, “Chaz Bono stole my thunder.”

Beatie tells TMZ … he reached out to casting in the hopes of landing a spot a few months ago — but never got a call back. But after DWTS announced that Chaz would be on the show, Thomas says he thinks he knows why he was rejected — the transgender quota had already been filled.

Thomas says he understands why producers wouldn’t cast two famous transgender people on the show — but he’s still pretty bummed out … telling us, “I wanted to try my new body out. I’m an athlete and I know I would have excelled.”

Beatie just isn’t famous enough to be on that show. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giuidice gets plenty of tabloid covers with her monchichi-face and has a high selling cookbook out and she got rejected for Dancing With The Stars. Beatie is semi-famous for having a few kids after he’d made the transition to male while Chaz is famous for being Sonny and Cher’s child. Chaz is more well known by far.

Chaz will be paired with Lacey Schwimmer on the show. Lacey is looking really beat lately and could definitely use a makeover. Check out the priceless photo of her below in a studded crop top and acid wash jeans with her hair extensions taken out. When she does her own makeup she ends up looks like Christina Aguilera on steroids, though, so this look marginally better. Radar has a list of all the just-announced celebrity and dancing partner pairings for the three of you who will want to know.

Oh and Radar also has details of the “final” surgery that Chaz is supposedly still deciding on. I’m not going to get into it here, but you can read it on their site.

Lacey Schwimmer on 8/30 without her extensions.

Lacey on 8/30 with extensions.

Chaz on 8/30 outside DWTS rehearsals.



Lacey Schwimmer fug photos credit: Hellmuth Dominguez, Other photos credit:

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  1. Laurie M. says:

    The “pregnant man” has delusions of grandeur to think he is a STAR. Reality show participants are barely qualified as a “star” for the show, let alone a regular guy that was in the news a few times.

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    OK, NO. He is NOT a “pregnant man.” Men have penises, not uteruses. The nature of “A MAN” is that they CANNOT. GET. PREGNANT. (MEN are on the “giving” end of pregnancy, not the “receiving” end. Much to our dismay.)

    He is a pre-op woman who looks like a man and has chosen to have kids. Frankly, I don’t give a f&#% about whatever he chooses to call himself. But “PREGNANT MAN”? NO. SORRY. NOT HAPPENING.

    Good on Chaz for doing this show. I don’t want to hear any bad-mouthing. Chaz is very brave for airing the struggles of tran-gender folk in public.

  3. Rita says:

    I was just thinking we need more interesting celebrities to gossip about…this guy doesn’t qualify.

  4. bluhare says:

    I’m sorry; I think I’m pretty open minded, but someone who wants to be a man yet have children? Something’s not right, and doctors who accomodated him/her are nuts. That’s now cemented when I read stuff like this, that he/she is trying to capitalize on it to make money. Wonder if he/she and his/her partner have shopped a reality show.

    Hope I don’t go down in too many flames over this. Not much makes me cringe, but this does.

  5. Sarah says:

    Take away the title “pregnant man” and I couldn’t have told you who Thomas Beatie was. He is not a celebrity or a “star”. He made news and quite honestly that was too much. There was no miracle about him. He still had the uterus. No miracle, nature.

  6. curleque says:

    Lacey looks like the unmedicated, crazy Britney of the not-so-long-ago past, but with shoes.

  7. Goofpuff says:

    Lacey looks way cuter without the makeup and extensions but her fashion sense sucks. Why she picks the most unflattering clothes to wear is beyond me. They really do make her look fat.

  8. gee says:

    I agree so so so much @theoriginal bellaluna.

  9. as says:

    Pregnant Man is not famous enough even though he is more fit than Chaz. Chaz is famous through his folks and his stints on reality tv.

    I think I read that Pregnant Man filed for bankruptcy and closed his biz in Seattle (they are now in Arizona or some other state) because ever since he came out w/ the pregnant man story, people just go and gawk at him and he wasn’t making money. He called DWTS cuz he wanted to make money. Simple as that.

    Lacy looks better as a brunette. I wish she would stop bleaching her head.

  10. Az says:

    OMIGOD Ricki Lake is dancing with Derek Hough! YAY! That’s the winning couple right there!

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    Chaz is famous because Chaz went through a very public transformation, not only as a human being, but as the child of famous parents.

    I wish Chaz nothing but health and happiness.

    And if Chaz’s story changes life for even one person struggling with those challenges, he’s done more good by choosing to publicise his life.

  12. the other mel says:

    THAT is Lacey Schwimmer?? For reals?? Holy shit.

  13. Jackson says:

    So I guess if there is some hot, athletic, curvy brunette on the show, that means she took MY place, lol? Alrighty then. And that Lacey person is a dancer? Wow. Chica looks like she needs to hit the gym and lay off of the donuts.

  14. TaylorB says:

    HEY NOW!!!

    Lacys outfit is super stylish… for a 16 year old Mall rat in the 80’s on her way to the video arcade to play Ms Pacman and get picked up by skeezy 22+ year old dropouts cruising for high school chicks.

    Ahhhhh, the good ol days.

  15. ladybert62 says:

    who cares about the pregnant man and Chaz – I simply cannot image Nancy Grace on that show – dancing and trying to accept criticism gracefully! I actually love Nancy Grace and watched every minute of her that I could during horrible Casey Anthony trial.

    I just cannot picture it – Nancy Grace dancing and then gracefully accepting criticism of her performance! That will be TV worth watching! ha ha

  16. Madisyn says:

    I’m with Laurie M., ‘delusions of grandeur’ INDEED. This ‘man’ is NOT a ‘star’ but ‘infamous’ for being a man in public and having children, which until now, we have never seen before. This was an attempt at a money grab, the family is desperate for cash. This ‘man’ is going the Octonut route of having children they CANNOT afford and expecting ‘fame and riches’.

    Jackson, I’m glad you said it first, I was afraid I’d get knocked mercifully for stating, what I thought was the obvious. Lacey does not have the body of a professional dancer. And if these pics were taken recently, she won’t be ‘dancer’ ready when the show starts. I initially didn’t want to say anything because I know a couple of years ago, Maks shredded her for being overweight. I’m just kind of surprised because after the show, the dancers probably go off their regimen AND EAT. But then before filming resumes, some attempt to go back to their ‘dancing’ weight.

  17. Joe's Mom says:

    Yep, I agree with @orig.bellaluna as far as “‘he’s’ not a pregnant man” and “good for Chaz” comments. Plus, I really like this show. Not crazy about Elizabetta Canalis this time, (you ought to read her bio on the DWTS site, crazy stuff about why she’s “famous”) but besides that, most of these people that you don’t really know at first, grow on you, and it becomes a whole lotta fun to watch. It’s interesting to find out about these people we don’t know much about at first, that truly are stars in their own areas of expertise. Thanks for the pairings list link, too.

  18. TaylorB says:

    I must agree with others, I absolutely can’t wait to see Nancy Grace at judging… can you just imagine!! One nasty comment from either Len or Bruno and she will go all ‘Nancy Grace’ on them and verbally b*tch slap them to the point that out of desperation to get away from that woman they confess to killing JFK and Nicole Brown Simpson or that poor Aruba girl.

    I am NO Nancy Grace fan, but this has the potential to be very funny. I bet Carrie Ann hedges her bets and just hides under the desk.

  19. Rio says:

    Holy Hell, my older Kentuckiana cousin, Her Royal (bangs) Highness of the gum-snappin’, bronzer-wearin’, Mall Hair Extravaganza looked just like that dancer chick in nearly every photo taken of her in the early ’80s.
    And in nearly every subsequent photo as well.
    She’s kinda trashy, is what I’m saying.

  20. lucy2 says:

    LOL at TaylorB’s 80s mall girl description. So true!
    Most unflattering outfit ever. Like, EVER. That girl’s a mess!

    I never understood all the “pregnant man!” fuss the media did, acting like it was some astounding scientific breakthrough, as Beatie still has female reproductive organs. And no, he is not famous enough for this show (what a sad concept!)

    Good luck to Chaz, I admire him for going for it and being proud to be who he is. I saw some comments where people were swearing off the show because they didn’t want to explain his situation to their young kids. First of all, would young kids notice anything anyway? And second, if they ask, he’s a man, end of story, no need to explain transgender surgery to a 6 year old! Obviously it’s up to a parent to decide, but stuff like that seems to usually be more about the parent projecting their own issues and prejudice rather than truly monitoring and filtering what their kids watch.

  21. texasmom says:

    The Amish beard look isn’t working on Chaz!

  22. Cindy says:

    You know, Beatie has every right to live his life and I hope his babies are healthy and happy, but SERIOUSLY? DWTS and Chaz Bono don’t owe him a damn thing. He’s turning into a Kate Gosselin, “worship me, give me fame and fortune because I gave birth with the equipment I was born with!”-type entitled attitude.

    I just think poor Chaz is facing enough BS right now, who is this guy to pile on Chaz because he (Beatie) didn’t get his way?

  23. the other mel says:

    Say what you will about Nancy Grace, but she is donating all of her earnings from DWTS to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is pretty awesome of her.

  24. the other mel says:

    Hopefully Chaz will get a little healthier during his run on the show. I think Carson Kressley and Anna TreBUNskya will be hilarious.

  25. fuefinawg says:

    Chaz is really a nice guy; I just wish he’s lose the weight ..

  26. jam says:

    I completely agree with the original bellaluna et al. Beatie, good for you for living your life as the person you wish to be, but when he first came out on covers of magazines, getting famous, and making money for being a “pregnant man!” as if it’s some kind of miraculous feat is SO ANNOYING. You are not a PREGNANT MAN! You have female reproductive organs! And now this? Ugh. GO AWAY.

    Chaz Bono, dance your little heart out.

  27. ladybert62 says:

    I didnt know that about nancy grace donating the money – thanks for that info!

    She has gained lots of weight since the birth of her twins and that is probably why she wants to dance!

    Good luck to her (and the judges!) ha ha

  28. TaylorB says:


    I know. I was actually shocked when I saw her, she really has put on the pounds. I guess while she was sitting behind a desk I didn’t notice. This will be good for her.

  29. Hibiscus says:

    “Dancing with The Bottom of the Barrel”

  30. Hibiscus says:

    Did you know?

    Chaz Bono is the father of the pregnant man’s baby…

  31. KB_explosion says:

    ughhh. all of you hatin’ on thomas beatie for the MEDIA deeming him ‘pregnant man’ need to step off.

    it is a huge privilege to be born into a body that you mentally & physically feel aligned & confortable with (cisgendered).

    being transgender, intersex or genderqueer is never as black & white as you guys have made it out to be. talk to a biologist about being transgender & prepare to have your mind blown. (julia serano wrote an INCREDIBLE book about her choice as a biologist to transition to being a woman.)

    PLUS, this feels like a load of crap. thomas may have been disappointed that he didn’t get included but i doubt he said those things about chaz. if anything i bet thomas is feeling a sense of solidarity with chaz & is happy a transgender person will make their debut on the show. i generally hate DWTS but i will tune in for chaz!

  32. bored says:

    Chaz has always battled with weight. Being overweight isn’t easy for everyday people let alone if your mother is Cher. I think it’s brave of Chaz to take on an athletic challenge in the public eye knowin he’ll be opening himself up to criticism about not only his physique but your gender too. Good luck to him and hopefully DWTS will help him get in shape and be fun too!

  33. yoho_ahoy says:

    2 each his own, but there’s just sumthing about thomas beatie(ugh!/HeWhoICannotName) that just creeps me out & makes me want 2 throw up. I’ve never had such a brutal aversion 2 anything b4, then again there’s never been anything like HWICN. That face is weird & creepy & ugh i just want 2 run away screaming ‘UNCLEAN UNCLEAN!’ I don’t know. Maybe i like me my transgenders more traditional like Chaz & Shane Warne. Maybe HWICN should hookup with Gaga/Jo 4 the publicity he? craves. But thats just me

  34. Swan Jacca says:

    No such thing as a “pregnant man”. At least transgender-ism is a real thing.

  35. gee says:

    @KB Explosion: I don’t think anyone minds that “the pregnant man” is identifying as a man. I think the problem is that chromosomally, he is a woman with female reproductive organs. When he got pregnant, it wasn’t a “man” having a baby as some sort of miracle, but a person who emotionally and mentally identifies as a man is having a baby.

    I think good for him for living the life he knows is best for him, but it is a lie to say that a man can get pregnant.

  36. neema says:

    She looks worse than Jonah Hill at his fattest.

    That’s a feat.

  37. Anne de Vries says:

    @ yoho_ahoy : I think that ‘something’ is blatant prejudice and that’s not something to be proud of.

  38. Really? says:

    I am sure my opinion will not be very popular but I’m going to comment anyway. I can’t help but feel a little grossed out at the thought of a “man” being pregnant. It is not natural…also if one felt so compelled to change their body from female to male because they believed that they were born with the wrong body get pregnant? Shouldn’t the pregnant state of a female body be repulsive to someone who hated being female soo much they changed their sex? Money, money, money!! Perhaps DWTS casting decided that they wanted a more “sincere” transgender on the show.

  39. taxi says:

    As long as Beaty has female reproductive organs, in use, it doesn’t matter how (s)he dresses or wears the hair – not a man.

  40. Ruffian9 says:

    the original bellaluna: THANK YOU. This is not a “pregnant man”, as that is a BIOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE condition for a human male to be in. It’s a misnomer applied to generate publicity. Shit like that just ticks me off.

  41. the original bellaluna says:

    Ruffian9 (and gee, et al) – It pisses me off too. There is NO SUCH THING AS A PREGNANT MAN.

    You were born in the wrong body? I’m empathetic. Do what it takes to reconcile your body with your mind. (I’m not talking committing crimes and implants here; I’m talking gender re-assignment/ surgery and/or counseling. Preferably AND.) Do what it takes to be comfortable in YOUR body.

    I think women can totally understand that, as most of us fight with our body image vs. our body reality on an almost-daily basis. (And if you say no, you’re lying ladies. Or remarkedly self-aware, like me.) 😉

    I think my comments regarding Chaz indicate that.

    But DON’T claim to be a dude and then use a pregnancy (or 3) to “get famous.”

    Not okay. Not EVER.

    (Because believe me, after 2 pregnancies that rendered me completely incapable of a “normal” life, if it was possible, it would have been done!)

  42. Emily says:

    What I don’t understand is how Thomas’s doctor/s allowed him to become pregnant. Didn’t he have to stop taking T and start taking female hormones or something just so he could conceive? Not to mention how unprepared his body would be for supporting a pregnancy after being on male hormones for however many years. There’s just something very off about that.

    But good luck for Chaz! I hope he manages to get fit and healthy while he’s on the show, too.

  43. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Lacey looks like Melanie Griffith.

  44. blowfish5 says:

    What is the point in having a sex change operation when you are just going to eat yourself to death?

  45. Adrien says:

    Oh Lacey. She’s my favorite dancer. I’m embarrassed to say that I’m a member of Lacey-Hokuto Konishi SYTYCD fanclub during Myspace days. Like 4 years ago. That admiration extended to her brother,Benji.

  46. the original bellaluna says:

    blowfish – Hormones. Let us not.

  47. palermo says:

    OK, playing devil’s advocate here, for those who say Thomas isn’t a man because he has a uterus, well so does Chaz. What’s the difference

  48. the original bellaluna says:

    Chaz isn’t getting pregnant and making his name off of the “pregnant man” stunts.

    Next question.

    (Yeah; I’m a bitch. I’ve made my peace with it.)

  49. Really? says:

    @ palermo…one has famous parents and the other one doesn’t…that’s the difference. I think its gross across the board but also feel that I have no right to tell someone else what to do to their long as they are not using it to hurt anyone else

  50. bluhare says:

    @Palermo: The difference is Chaz is going to have the penis surgery. I just read something about it. He’s trying to decide between two options.

  51. loop says:

    who is Lacey Schwimmer?

    and I LOVE the smell of progression! the highest rated show in the USA and we’ve got a transgender person on there, as an equal no less!

    F’ing awesome!!!!!

  52. loop says:

    btw: we call them man because that’s what they want to be called. its politically correct, not everyone has to or want to be PC, fine.

    The media dubbed him Pregnant man. who wouldn’t want to get fame? especially when ur publicizing something you really stand behind.

  53. Synamin says:

    I met Thomas Beatie a couple of years ago when we stayed at the same hotel in Rome. He was humble, soft spoken and very devoted to his family. This story doesn’t match the personality of man I met at all.

  54. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I watched a discovery health special about “Thomas Beatie: The Pregnant Man” and, I must say, Thomas was one of THE most attractive women I’ve ever seen. I believe he used to be a Hawaiian Tropics model and a beauty queen. Stunning.

  55. original kate says:

    i agree with what bellaluna & others posted about thomas beatie. he is a pre-op woman who takes hormones and is living as a man. he has every right to do so and i support that decision. but he is not technically a man, and it bothers me that he his using that gimmick to get famous and sell books.

    also, those acid washed jeans are HIDEOUS.

  56. Ruffian9 says:

    the original bellaluna:August 31st, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I think I love you.

    the original bellaluna:
    August 31st, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    “(Yeah; I’m a bitch. I’ve made my peace with it.)”

    Now I know I do.

    bellaluna, you have a habit of posting some really excellent stuff, to the point where I feel that my own views have been so clearly expressed that adding a post of my own would be redundant – Not that I let that stop me. : )

  57. Amanda says:

    I’m confused. Dancing with the stars is for celebrities, no? Then why would this guy be on it? It’s not like he is a famous actor or singer or anything? He is just famous for having a baby as a transgender?