Dragnificent on TLC brings the fun and glam with real-life makeovers at the hands of four queens who know their stuff. All former contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race, each one provides a different talent to help a new person each week. So far, the dolls have helped with a wedding, a weight loss reveal and a high school reunion. You can watch Dragnificent Mondays at 10PM on TLC.
Meet The Queens That Rock Dragnificent
The new TLC show is based on a special that ran in 2019 called Drag Me Down The Aisle. The new show focuses on helping women gain confidence for important events in their lives. The team of queens help with all aspects of the transformation. From makeup and hair to clothing. But most importantly gaining confidence. They share their own personal struggles and reveal how the art of drag has helped them.
Dragnificent cast member Alexis Michelle is a makeup artist who specializes in weddings and special events. In episode 3 “Fly Butterfly Fly”, he also shared his battle with body image and weight. The dolls were helping Amy, a woman who lost 130 pounds and needed help to feel beautiful in her new body. When it comes to fashion, Jujubee is the expert. He helps find the best looks that build confidence and showcase each woman who comes on the show.
BeBe Zahara Benet comes to Dragnificent as drag royalty. He was the winner of the first season of RuPaul’s competition in 2009. New York magazine also recently named him as one of the top 100 most powerful drag queens in America. So, he lends his expertise in event planning. Thorgy Thor is a musician and performer. He is an accomplished violinist. He helps people get comfortable with dance moves and expressing themselves.
Makeovers From The Inside Out
The queens of Dragnificent do more than offer fashion and makeup advice. The women who come to them have issues with self confidence as well as image. In the first episode “One Tough Bride”, Corrine is a wrestler who hides her insecurities behind a tough exterior. The queens get her to embrace her softer side by helping her choose a wedding dress. As well as helping her face her fears of traditional bride stereotypes while letting her unique beauty shine.
The four queens take a food truck owner by surprise in another episode. Amy thinks she’s filming for a casting video when they arrive. But doesn’t realize she’s already been cast. The dolls are there to help her after she dropped a lot of weight. And an ex who called her fat and lazy. It takes some work, but in the end, Amy learns how to love her new self. And celebrates with family and friends in a reveal party put on by the queens.
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Dragnificent is more than just a makeover program. The emphasis is really on personal growth and acceptance. And not being afraid to be who you really are. One thing they all agree on is how drag helped them to be express themselves and feel fierce. Regardless of what others may think or the pressure to conform. With a new makeover each week, it’s a fun and inspiring addition to TLC. It airs Mondays at 10 PM.
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