'Legendary' on HBO Max: Meet judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado and Megan Thee Stallion
'Legendary' is a ballroom themed reality show wherein eight historic houses including the iconic House of Ninja and House of Lanvin will compete for a grand prize of $100,000
HBO Max has arrived. The service went live moments after midnight ET on Wednesday becoming the last of five streaming services to launch this year, joining the ranks of Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock, and Quibi. Coming back to Max, the highly anticipated show, 'Legendary' is also going to drop soon on the service. 'Legendary' is a ballroom themed reality show wherein eight historic houses including the iconic House of Ninja and House of Lanvin will compete for a grand prize of $100,000. The series will comprise of nine episodes each and even though the focus remains on the participating houses, the judges - Law Roach, Megan Thee Stallion, Jameela Jamil and Leiomy Maldonado, do add a fine touch to the show. Here's all you need to know about them.
Law Roach is a celebrated celebrity stylist who prefers to use the term 'image-architect' for himself. He has dressed a lot of celebrities including Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Celine Dion and comedian Tiffany Haddish. Despite creating multiple looks over the years for the Met Gala, Roach attended the mega event for the first time in 2019 as Zendaya's date. He accompanied the actress fairy godfather-style as one might remember him as the one who brandished a wand that lit up her Cinderella-themed Tommy Hilfiger dress on the red carpet. He is also one of the main judges on 'America's Next Top Model' since cycle 23. As a judge on 'Legendary', he will be judging the houses based on their costumes and their ability to tell a story.
Jameela Jamil is famously known for playing Tahani Al Jamil on the now-concluded show 'The Good Place'. Jamil is an activist as well and the cause that she's very involved with is educating young people on social media against the harm of slimming teas and crash diets. She promotes body positivity and is an LGBTQ+ community ally. She is dating British singer-songwriter James Blake since 2015.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion, the maker of the song 'Savage' one of the most popular and trendy songs right now in the whole entire world, is also a judge on the show. She is a really fun addition to the show and her well-timed eye rolls and other antics are really fun to watch. To the ones who are unaware, apart from making music, the young rapper is also a college student. She's studying healthcare administration and aims to open an assistive living facility where old people take care of each other. The best part about this project is that Megan has decided to hire her fellow classmates because no one wants to hire freshers straight out of college due to lack of experience. "I want to give my classmates their jobs... People don't want to give you jobs because you don't have experience. But if you don't give me the job, then how am I going to get the experience?" she said.
Leiomy Maldonado is one of the most prominent and important figures in ballroom culture and is responsible for heightened visibility of the ballroom scene. She's known as the 'wonder woman of voguing' and you can read an in-depth profile of Leiomy here.