RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is widely considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen of all time.[1] In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.[2]

RuPaul was born and raised in San Diego and later moved to Atlanta to study performing arts. He settled in New York City where he became a popular fixture on the nightclub scene. RuPaul achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, "Supermodel (You Better Work)", which was included on his debut studio album Supermodel of the World (1993). In 1996, he became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, raising money for the Mac AIDS Fund and becoming the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign. That year, he received his own talk show on VH1, The RuPaul Show, which he hosted for over 100 episodes, while co-hosting the morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage. He has had continued success as a recording artist, releasing 14 studio albums to date, including Foxy Lady (1996), Champion (2009), Glamazon (2011), Born Naked (2014), and American (2017).

As an actor, RuPaul has made appearances in films including Crooklyn (1994), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Hurricane Bianca (2016), the Comedy Central series Broad City (2017), and the Netflix original series Girlboss (2017). He has also published two books: Lettin' It All Hang Out (1995) and Workin' It! RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style (2010). Additionally, RuPaul's Drag Race has produced nine seasons to date and has inspired several spin-off series, including RuPaul's Drag U and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars on LGBT network Logo TV. He is also featured as a host on series such as Skin Wars, Good Work, and Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul.

RuPaul is noted among drag queens for his indifference toward the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable, as stated in his autobiography: "You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don't care! Just as long as you call me."[3] RuPaul has also played men in a number of roles, and makes public appearances both in and out of drag.[3]



Essential, Vol. 2
Essential, Vol. 2 is an album by musical artist RuPaul, released on June 9, 2017.
American is the eleventh studio album by American singer and drag queen, RuPaul.
Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1
Remember Me: Essential, Vol.
But I'm a Cheerleader
But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson.

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Merry Christmas, someone just quoted RuPaul in Parliament
  –  December 15, 2017
RuPaul has had an indelible impact on popular culture, music, fashion… and now, apparently, democracy. The world-famous drag artist, musician and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race was invoked in a speech by a lawmaker this week.  Member of Parliament ...
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 cast: Who are the queens competing in the new series?
  –  January 11, 2018
RuPaul’s Drag Race is an outrageous reality show where drag ... Since her season she has released a successful country music album and gotten her own TV show on Viceland after the popularity of her YouTube series alongside fellow season seven and fan ...
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Morgan McMichaels proves she hasn’t lost her Scottish roots after tuning into Chewin’ the fat
  –  January 4, 2018
RUPAUL’S Drag Race alum Morgan McMichaels proves she hasn ... season of the reality hit after being eliminated in episode 5. And has since starred in music videos for pop superstars Rihanna and Lady Gaga in her drag persona. Her post about the cult ...
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act will enter Celebrity Big Brother on Friday with Shane Lynch and John Barnes
  –  January 3, 2018
RuPaul's Drag Race star Courtney Act - real name Shane Jenek ... The band have toured the world with a string of hits, and recently appeared in Little Mix's music video for hit single Power. They are close friends with Jade Thirlwall from the band.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act to ‘sashay into Celebrity Big Brother house’
  –  January 3, 2018
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act will reportedly be sashaying ... Courtney, along with the rest of AAA, also appeared in Little Mix’s music video for Power. Celebrity Big Brother launched with a rare female kick-off on Tuesday (December 2), seeing ...
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’ Among Unscripted Breakthrough Finalists
  –  December 19, 2017
VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race, A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” and “Born This Way” earned multiple mentions as finalists for the fourth annual Unscripted Breakthrough Awards. Music was a big player among this year’s crop ...

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