This Male Makeup Artist Transforms Into the Women of ‘Game of Thrones’

This Male Makeup Artist Transforms Into the Women of ‘Game of Thrones’

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Paolo Ballesteros is a 34-year-old Filipino actor and TV host with over 2 million Instagram followers. A while back he used his amazing makeup skills to transform himself into the women of HBO’s violent fantasy series Game of Thrones — and his transformations are nothing short of amazing.

Using an assortment of wigs, contact lenses and some serious contouring, he turns into some of the strongest women of Westeros including Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth and Melisandre “the Red Priestess” to name a few.

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Some of his most amazing transformations are below (and there’s also a video where you can see even more).


Here are some of Ballesteros’ best Game of Thrones makeup transformations:

Queen Cersei Lannister

Queen Margaery Tyrell

Daenerys Targaryen

And here’s a video of Ballesteros’ Game of Thrones makeup transformations

Excitement among gay fans builds towards Game of Thrones‘ final season

In addition to its epic storytelling and dramatic storylines, Game of Thrones’ has also become beloved among gay fans for its gay sex scenes which have also made it one of the most inclusive shows on television. They depict gay, lesbian and bisexual couplings as integral to the story and characters rather than just using them for titillation.

Season 8 of Game of Thrones, its final season, begins shooting later this year. The new season will only be six episodes long. Don’t be too sad — each episode is rumored to be feature-length.

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HBO doesn’t have the new season on their schedule yet. It should air either in 2018 or 2019. Past seasons have been just a year apart, though. Following the pattern, Season 8 will probably start airing in Summer 2018.

You can see more of amazing transformations at his Instagram account.