You knew any reality series featuring former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants would come equipped with its own exclamation point, and that’s the case with Dragnificent! The new TLC make-your-life-different-with-new-clothes-and-stuff series will star RPDR alums BeBe Zahara Benet, Alexis Michelle, Jujubee and Thorgy Thor, who’ll band together to perform miraculous makeovers on non-drag-queens who just want to feel a little more fierce. Alexis is the makeup and hair queen, Bebe is an experienced event planner, Jujubee will handle fashion, and Thorgy is a classically trained musician who’ll most likely function as the culture expert on this galaxy-brain version of the Queer Eye success formula. In early episodes they’ll help a woman preparing for her high school reunion and another one getting ready for a wedding after a 130-pound weight loss. It debuts in April on TLC and we’re already tucking in a regular helping, provided there’s not too much crying on the makeover menu.
Maybe you still watch Project Runway, maybe you don’t. But even if you’ve abandoned the long-running design competition, it’s quite likely you’re watching Netflix’s highly emotional Queer Eye. It’s also quite likely you have opinions about Tan France’s fashion choices for the people he helps on that show. And that kind of makes him the perfect co-host, alongside model Alexa Chung, for his next series for Netflix, Next in Fashion. Like Runway, Next will be a high-stakes competition, but stocked with people who are already hard at work in the fashion industry and want to take their careers to the next level. Some are stylists and some have worked for major brands, and all will compete for a $250,000 grand prize and their own line for Net-a-Porter. It drops on Netflix last week, so binge away.
Romeo San Vicente makeover talent is buying the donuts.