This high-fashion drag makeover plays with gender expression: ‘I feel amazing’

Emerald Pellot
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Wesley embraces their feminine side in this episode of Dragged.

Cohosts Marti Gould Cummings and Jasmine Rice Labeija helped Wesley become Lady Namja — a decadent, K-pop-inspired drag queen.

“I want to be a queen that’s really high femme, really opulent, really leans into the high fashion,” Wesley said.

Wesley wanted a name that reflected their playful relationship with gender expression.

“I really like the name Lady Namja because in Korean, ‘Namja’ means man, but without that context it sort of sounds like a feminine name,” Wesley said.

To kick things off, Wesley got glammed up with lashes and colorful makeup.

“I didn’t think I could pull off this kind of femme, but it’s so cute!” Wesley said. “I didn’t think I could look like this ever.”

Jasmine and Marti chose a black patent leather dress, hot pink heels and matching long pink hair with top buns for Lady Namja’s K-pop look.

“I feel amazing! I feel femme. I feel empowered,” Wesley said. “I feel like I’ve embraced new facets of my gender.”

Wesley stunned in hot pink eye makeup and glittering jewelry.

“I didn’t know I could look this femme!” Wesley said.

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