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PHOTOS: Mike Ruiz Transforms Lance Bass + Queen Latifah Into, Well, This

OH SNAP — Los Angeles photographer Mike Ruiz has been shooting celebs for years, with a portfolio that includes Brooke Shields, Doll Parton, and Zac Efron, and credits in Vanity Fair in Interview, and a judge’s chair on Canada’s Next Top Model. But America met Mike, the person, last night on the second season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has gone all America’s Next Top Model on us — thanks to Ruiz’s lens. His latest project? Celebrity transformations, including the likes of Queen Latifah, Tatum O’ Neal, Morgan Fairchild, Carmen Electra, Lance Bass. and yes, Ms. Shields — a few of which he wanted to share with Queerty readers.

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  • romeo

    Great shots of Lance. Amazing how Kathy looks more like a drag than Ru.

  • ggreen

    All his subjects look like they are doing scary.. bad.. “Esta Noche” drag. Call the dog pound.

  • The Artist

    Mike is hot!

  • Tom in COS

    Is it just me or does lance look freakishly like Jared Leto in pic #2?

  • fredo777

    Love his work + the photographer himself is too damn sexy for words.

  • Swellster

    The pics of Lance Bass are reminiscent of Alan Cumming in Cabaret.

  • scott ny'er

    lance looks hot in #4.

    mike looks hot in #14.

  • B Damion

    Look at Mike’s Arms my god. So rumor is he has been after “Jay” from top-model/ “E” Fashion police for years. n jay finally said yes n they are “dating”..Gggggirl thats just what I hear. ummkayyyy….!

  • Geoff M

    By far the best Lance Bass has ever looked (to me at least).

  • dvd

    They look a bit 2002. Sorry…

  • MissLaWanda

    This is so racist.

  • alan brickman

    Bass is such an ass…..

  • OhYeah

    They’re all trying a little bit too hard to be cool, for my taste.

  • miek

    i rarely see such horrendous styling.

  • onCloud9

    Is Anderson Cooper in here? Has he come out?

  • mountainword

    Oh to be Morgan Fairchild in #5. Damn he is hot, and she is still fine as ever!

  • Ian

    OMG, Brooke went all “No more wire hangers!” Joan Crawford in that last pic! On an aside, just what exactly, if anything, has Lance Bass been doing for an actual living for the past decade??

  • Rob Moore

    I was surprised that the pictures of Lance Bass were actually kind of hot. The picture of him with Mike Ruiz was a good one. Looked like they were having some fun with it.

  • fredo777

    Not sure what’s so surprising about it. Lance is hot.

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