We’ve all seen those ridiculous makeover shows where perfectly manicured stylists educate the less fashionable by telling them not to wear grungy, oversized tee shirts, make their little makeover project cry because they’ve “never felt this beautiful before,” and make the audience laugh with snappy remarks about glitter eyeshadow.
TRANSform Me is VH1’s attempt to put their own fresh spin on that overdone makeover show.
But what makes this show different? No, the Flavor of Love girls are not directing the makeovers and the Tool Academy kids are (unfortunately) not the makeover candidates. The twist is that glam squad consists of three transgender women, the main host: Laverne Cox, the Tyra Banks look-a-like with a pillowy, lacquered lips and a huge horse-like weave who specializes in “heart-to-hearts” (aka making girls cry,) Jamie Clayton, the quirky redhead who acts as makeup guru, and Nina Poon who rounds out the trio acting as the closet-raider.