Siv Ngesi surprised his mense on Thursday by going full drag.
The comedian and TV personality posted a video of his transformation on Instagram, and tells the Daily Voice: “I thought I would be one ugly woman, but I came out fabulous, a Xhosa Beyoncé.”
The transformation, done by drag diva Manila von Teez, included the dreaded “tuck”, hair and make-up, a red skin-tight dress, high heels and “boobs”.
Siv, 35, says he did it out of curiosity: “I always wondered what it would be like... wondered what it would feel like to be in drag and then the vulnerability of a woman.”
He says he was blown away by his transformation which took three hours to complete.
“I was pleasantly surprised, and I worked with an unbelievable drag queen.”
Muscular Siv nogal looked stunning in a red dress and golden brown lace front wig.
Manila says: “He gave me freedom with what we wanted to create, but he wanted to show leg and we went with something classic but still had drama.”
Being very well connected with the LGBTI community, Siv says he was questioned about his sexuality before.
“People always ask me if I’m gay, it’s none of their f***ing business. When last did you speak to a heterosexual person and say ‘hey, are you straight?’” he says.
“So my sexuality is none of anyone's business. I love pole dancing, ballet, drag, and it doesn't make me less of a man, it doesn't make me less of a person.
“My view on life is if someone is doing something they love, let them do it. Let’s live in a non-judgemental society.
“I'm on a journey of rediscovering masculinity to myself and reinventing masculinity to myself.”
He says it was magnificent to discover the art form of drag.
“The highlight was going into another world. I don't do things in life half-heartedly, it's about understanding the art, how difficult it was pushing through.
“The final results were great and I’ll be doing it often.”undefined
Manila says Siv handled the transformation well.
“He complained about his feet hurting, but never took his shoes off and that was true determination for me,” she says.
“We truly need more men like him in this world, where we’re just people and defined by who we are or what we do.”