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The life-changing moments that make an icon


Robyn Rihanna Fenty was just a 15 year-old student in Barbados when she showed up late for her audition with record producer Evan Rogers. Fortunately, her tardiness didn’t matter. She crushed it.

“I just heard something really unique and special in her vocals, even though they were raw,” Rogers said on Making. “It was just one of those moments where I think I have something really special here.”

This was just one of many critical moments we’ve dissected in this season of Making – the make-or-break moments that change the course of a life and often the course of history.

In this week’s season finale, host Brandon Pope takes a look back at some of the key put up or shut up moments from this season, from Serena Williams to Frederick Douglass to RuPaul and more.

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