WATCH: How Billy Porter Becomes 'Kinky Boots' Drag Diva

By: Brandon Voss
5.23.2013

Beat that face, hunty!

Based on the 2005 movie about a drag queen named Lola who saves a shoe factory, Kinky Boots is now a hit Broadway musical written by Harvey Fierstein with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Even Ricky Martin loves it. Gay enough for ya?

Tony nominee Billy Porter must arrive at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre long before each performance to begin his transformation into the fabulous Lola. The out actor welcomed Playbill into his dressing room before a recent show for an exclusive look at the process — from the hot azalea pink blush to the contoured "white lady nose." Miss Coco Montrese could take a few notes.

Check out the charming and educational clip below.

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