- Larger-than-Life Special Premieres March 9 at 9/8c, Following Say Yes to The Dress-
(Silver Spring, MD) - TLC turns fantasy into reality in DRAG ME DOWN THE AISLE, an all-new wedding special following four of America's most beloved drag queens coming to the rescue as they make it their mission to help a struggling bride salvage her big day. Premiering Saturday, March 9 at 9/8c, this journey to the altar is a fun and emotional roller coaster ride filled with laughter, tears, frustration and joy that will surely have viewers rooting for a happily ever after.
'TLC is the home of weddings and we are always looking for new ways to expand in the space that will appeal to a broader audience, beyond the bride-to-be,' said Howard Lee, President and General Manager for TLC. 'DRAG ME DOWN THE AISLE hits the mark. The show is outrageous, loud and full of surprises, all while offering viewers an inspirational journey that ends in a heartwarming transformation.'
Every bride wants to feel special on her big day and Emily is no different. She is newly engaged, head-over-heels in love with her fiancé and excited to get married; but deeply rooted body image issues have her second guessing her 'dream' dress, and an extremely tight budget has not allowed her the fairytale wedding she had hoped for. Emily, an Amish Country bride who is typically most comfortable in flannel, jeans and no make-up, desperately wants to step it up for her wedding day and knows she needs some serious help!
Determined to turn things around, and despite feeling nervous over her uber-conservative parents' reaction, Emily enlists BeBe Zahara Benet, Thorgy Thor, Jujubee and Alexis Michelle as her own personal team of drag queen wedding experts who will have three short weeks to save the day. Jumping in quickly, the queens whisk her away on a wedding adventure full of surprises, helping Emily to step into a new look and newfound confidence as these unlikely experts go to work transforming her ordinary wedding reception into the fantasy affair she never saw coming. From the dress to the venue to the inner glow a bride always strives for, these unsuspecting and colorful wedding experts will need to use every trick in their bag to make sure Emily slays her special day! With the help of her new friends, she'll brush off her boring and find herself strutting down the aisle like the Queen she always had hiding inside.
MEET THE QUEENS
One of the top five contestants from Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, Alexis Michelle is a Drag Superstar with quite a knack for weddings. Using her gift of hair and make-up, Alexis has glammed up hundreds of brides for their big day and even been dubbed 'brides best friend' by multiple mother of the brides! When she is not glamming up brides or touring the world, Alexis stays busy with her solo show 'Alexis Lives!' at The Green Room at New World Stages Off-Broadway! @Alexislives social media following bolsters over 250k followers, but since her stint on Drag Race, that number is growing because she's constantly booked for shows and events across the country. Her followers come from far and wide to get a glimpse of her incredible makeup skills. www.alexislivesnyc.com.
BEBE ZAHARA BENET:
BeBe Zahara Benet, the original winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, is first in the long legacy of American Drag Royalty. BeBe has toured the world and conquered the pop charts with her dance hits but not only that, behind the wig, BeBe has been running an event planning business for the past two decades. As a professional event planner, BeBe has orchestrated and decorated hundreds of weddings bringing love and light to brides across the country. Inspired by the sophistication and class of Diana Ross, the edge and boldness of Grace Jones, the sass and fierceness of Beyoncé and her own trademark 'savage beauty,' BeBe continues to model, act, perform and release hit music. @Bebezahara can be recognized by any drag fan across the country - she is a true icon having been the first ever winner of Rupaul's Drag Race. With over 500K social media followers, she keeps her fan base entertained and growing as she drops new viral music videos throughout the year.
Thorgy Thor is a NYC-based drag performance artist, event host and professional musician. With a degree in Violin and Viola Performance from the Hart School of Music and Purchase Conservatory, Thorgy Thor has performed with over 6 major orchestras, gracing the stages of Town Hall NYC, Le Poisson Rouge, Lincoln Center & Carnegie Hall. As a true expert when it comes to performance and music, Thorgy has coordinated the music for thousands of weddings. Thorgy Thor was also a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 and on RuPaul's Drag Race Allstars' season 3. @Thorgythor's fans are a dedicated with over 820K followers on social media. You never know what she's going to do on social and she's known for being extremely interactive and supportive to her dedicated and growing fanbase. For more melodies on this famous and musical Drag Queen, follow her @thorgythor or check out http://thorgy.com.
Jujubee is the stage name of Airline Inthyrath, a professional drag performer, makeup artist, singer, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. Style and beauty have always played a major role in Jujubee's career. On top of working as a professional makeup artist for MAC cosmetics, Jujubee is one of America's most beloved fashion Drag Queens with a devoted instagram following of over half a million. Best known for being a contestant on season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race, season 1 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' and a regular guest artist on companion series 'RuPaul's Drag U.', Jujubee is a Queen that continues to inspire men and women alike with her sharp wit and killer looks. Known for being one of the most STUNNING queens ever on to grace the stage of Drag Race, her social media following accurately reflects that. With close to 1.4 Million social media followers, Jujubee is in a category of her own MOTHER DARLING!
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DRAG ME DOWN THE AISLE is produced for TLC by Alkemy X.
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