From Then to Now: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1 Makeup Evolution

Contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race have a thing for saying that the show isn’t ‘RuPaul’s School for Girls’, that’s because it’s actually more like a drag queen boot camp (OK, seriously why hasn’t anyone started one of these in NYC or LA yet?!).

In part one of our ‘From Then to Now: RuPaul’s Drag Race’ series, we’ve collected photos of the season 1 contestants from their time on the show and sit them side-by-site with photos of how they look now. That’s right! It’s time to check in with Bebe Zahara Benet, Nina Flowers, Rebecca Glasscock, Shannel, Ongina, Jade Sotomayor, Akashia, Tammie Brown and Victoria ‘Porkchop’ Parker!

It’s amazing the difference that five years can make!

*Don’t forget to vote in the ‘Best Makeup Now (Fan Vote)’ poll at the end of this article!*

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Bebe Zahara Benet – Winner

Bebe Zahara Benet Then to Now

Nina Flowers – Miss Congeniality

Nina Flowers Then to Now

Rebecca Glasscock

Rebecca Glasscock Then to Now


Shannel Then to Now


Ongina Then to Now

Jade Sotomayor

Jade Sotomayor Then to Now


Akashia Then to Now

Tammie Brown

Tammie Brown Then to Now

Victoria ‘Porkchop’ Parker

Victoria Porkchop Parker Then to Now

Best Makeup Now (Fan Vote):

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