"He said, 'You know what? This would make a great show," Poon said.
VH1 agreed and ordered up eight episodes. The sixth episode airs tonight at 10:30. Miclette said the show is starting to gain a following. The numbers of viewers doubled between the fourth and fifth episodes.
For the most part, the show's creators and stars have gotten positive responses to the series, but there are still plenty of negative comments.
On a recent blog posted on the Web site Gay Christian Movement Watch, a writer wrote that "Transform Me" is carrying out a gay agenda because it makes "gays look good and utilizes the medium of television entertainment as a homosexual/transgender evangelistic tool."
Clayton said the responses that move her are the ones like a recent e-mail from a woman recovering from a brain tumor. She wrote how much she loved the show and admired the stars' confidence. After watching an episode, she finally got up the courage to go out in public showing off the scar the tumor had left behind.
"She's the one who makes me know I'm doing the right thing," Clayton said.