With Orange is the New Black season 2 premiering on Netflix June 6, we thought it would be a good time to reacquaint you with some of the show’s most beloved characters…and show you how jaw-droppingly different some of them look when they’re out from behind bars.
Now, these women may not transform as fully as the stars of Game of Thrones who look completely different in real life, but many of them look markedly better with the help of a little makeup and some clothes that aren’t state-issued.
The men on the show have it easy, of course, with the exception of Pornstache who’s role calls for facial hair so epic he looks like the love child of 80s Alex Trebek and Tom Selleck.
Other than that, the dudes of OITNB play civilians or COs and putting on a uniform and badge is the most extreme change requested of them.
Compare that to Uzo Aduba who plays Crazy Eyes on the show and appropriately looks, well…crazy! Jump into the gallery above to see how delicately beautiful Aduba looks at red carpet events.
Hard to believe, right? Prison can do funny things to a woman (we’d imagine).
Similarly, Taryn Manning – who was previously best known for playing Eminem’s girlfriend in 8 Mile – is freakin’ terrifying in her role as murderous, toothless redneck Pennsatucky, but in real life she’s a super-stylish fashion maven.
Watch Orange is the New Black online at TV Fanatic to get caught up in time for season 2 and marvel at the way the lovely ladies above transform into the most badass convicts we know.