It takes a real man to admit he’s on a diet, and an even stronger man to put on a pair of heels to show off his weight loss, and that’s exactly what NBA veteran Charles Barkley has done in his latest Weight Watchers campaign, dressing in complete drag for the brand.
Barkley signed on as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers last year, acting as the face of their Lose Like a Man campaign. And in his latest commercial for the brand, which will air on April 8, Barkley channels the strength and look of a woman as he wears a black halter dress, high heels, a curly brown wig and full-face makeup.
“Diet is not a man’s word because we don’t like to diet—we like to eat,” said Barkley in a press release for Weight Watchers. “Like a lot of athletes, I’ve gained weight since I’ve retired. But, I don’t want to be a fat, old man taking lots of pills. Weight Watchers is helping me change my lifestyle and learn how to make smarter eating choices anywhere I am.”
Well, kudos to Barkley for being comfortable and confident enough to dress in drag, but he’s not the only man who’s done so. Check out some other fierce men in drag below. – nicholas robinson