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Job TitleDrag queen, Model, Actor, Singer, Television host
Birth Date1960-11-17
Birth PlaceSan Diego, California, U.S.
Knows aboutActing, Singing, Drag performance, Television hosting
Person NameRuPaul
Social Mediahttps://twitter.com/RuPaul
Alternate NameRuPaul Andre Charles
Member of OrganizationScreen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
The RuPaul universe is an extravaganza of glitz, glamour, and innovative television. Hosted by the groundbreaking RuPaul, the hit TV show RuPaul's Drag Race celebrates individuality, artistry and the courage to be amazing. Aspiring drag queens from all walks of life compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar, showcasing stunning fashion, stunning performances and most importantly, their unique personalities. The show also spawned installments like RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and several international releases, expanding that universe to a truly global scale. Through humor, empathy, and fierce competition, the RuPaul universe breaks down barriers, promotes acceptance, and lifts spirits. It's not just a show, it's a movement.


The RuPaul universe encompasses much more than the world's most famous drag queen, RuPaul Andre Charles. Entering this universe offers an exciting journey of self-discovery, acceptance and fascination. The Reign of RuPaul encompasses not only the glitz and glamor of RuPaul's Drag Race, but also touches on elements of pop culture, music, fashion and human rights advocacy.
Queen of Queens RuPaul, 2009 started on RuPaul's Drag Race, brought mainstream reality television on its heels. The show opened the door to the silly and often misunderstood world of drag, bringing it into the spotlight. Over time, this universe has evolved into a powerful platform that uses entertainment to address LGBTQ rights, self-love, and acceptance.
RuPaul's Universe is also melodic, with iconic dance anthems and albums that cross genres, all infused with RuPaul's uniqueness. This universe wouldn't be as vibrant without her fashion. It unleashed an amazing range of styles, set new fashion trends and influenced designers around the world.
A Journey into RuPaul's World is a journey into the heart of reality television with heart. This universe celebrates the diversity, resilience and audacity of the human spirit with a velvet glove of wit, love and lots of glitter. Welcome to a world where the runways never end, the lights never go out, and everyone is encouraged to embrace their unique selves.

Early Life and Education

RuPaul Andre Charles was born in 1960. November 17 San Diego, California. It was clear from an early age that he was destined to be in the spotlight. Originally from Louisiana, his mother named him "RuPaul" after Roux, a staple of Southern cuisine. Growing up with three sisters, he found solace in a turbulent family environment in the performing arts world.
In the early 1970s, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where RuPaul attended the North Atlanta School of Performing Arts. She excelled in all aspects of performance, from dance and drama to chorus, enthralling audiences with her all-important charm and charisma. His teachers often commented on his infectious energy and great potential. This early performance helped him chart his own unique path in show business.
At the age of 15, RuPaul moved out and started living in his sister's apartment. It was a bold move and just the beginning of many tough decisions that would propel him toward his dream. It was 1976, the disco era was in full swing, and this period greatly influenced RuPaul's aesthetic and musical tastes. She began experimenting with gender fashion and makeup. Atlanta's underground club scene welcomed his drag performances with open arms, and it was here that he began to cement his status as an iconic drag artist.
Twenty-year-old RuPaul studied theater at Weiss University. Here she continued to develop her drag persona and learned how to create compelling stories through her performances. But his education went beyond the classroom as he spent his nights performing at local clubs and DJing. His persistence, talent and stubbornness eventually paid off when he was given the opportunity to move to New York in the mid-1980s to pursue his career full-time.
RuPaul's rise to fame was a testament to courage and resilience, and his musical beginnings, theater training and early struggles laid the foundation for the world-famous artist he is today. His journey is an inspiration to many who dream of breaking convention and daring to be different.


RuPaul has built a great career in the entertainment industry. Since the mid-1980s, she has worked on the New York nightclub scene, performing as a singer and dancer. But it was in 1992, with the release of the hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)," that RuPaul quickly rose to international fame.
In the 1990s, RuPaul became a familiar face on both the small and big screens, appearing in films such as The Brady Bunch Movie and television shows including The Weakest Link. But RuPaul's major impact on television came in 2009 when RuPaul's Drag Race premiered. This reality show helped bring drag culture to the fore.
Over the course of its many seasons, RuPaul's Drag Race has launched the careers of countless drag queens and won numerous awards, including several Primetime Emmy Awards. RuPaul, the show's host, judge and executive producer, also received personal honors for her work on the show.
RuPaul's influence extends beyond television. She is an accomplished recording artist with more than a dozen albums to her credit. His music, often associated with the dance-pop genre, regularly tops the Billboard dance/electronic album charts. She has also written several books, including an autobiography and two beauty and glamor guides.
What makes RuPaul's career impressive is the breadth and depth of his accomplishments and the tenacity he's shown in an industry that often doesn't welcome unconventional talent. Through her music, TV shows, movies, books, and unabashed advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, RuPaul has charted her own path, changing not only her career, but the pop culture landscape itself.

Other Ventures

In addition to his famous drag personality and massive success as a recording artist, RuPaul's activities branch out into various fields. in 1995 her autobiography, Lettin It All Hang Out, was released, in which she gave an uplifting lecture about her life, philosophy, and beauty tips. He also appeared on VH1's The RuPaul Show, where he interviewed celebrities and showcased his musical performances.
But RuPaul didn't stop at television and writing. He co-hosted a morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage and attracted a legion of fans with their dynamic chemistry. Most recently, he started a podcast called "What's the Tee?" with Visage, delving into pop culture debates and personal stories.
RuPaul has also made her mark in product endorsements. He became the first drag queen supermodel, signed a major contract with MAC Cosmetics and fronted the VIVA GLAM campaign. Reports also mentioned her involvement in cosmetics brands Colorevolution and Industriel Cosmetics.
Its initiatives also extend to the gaming world. in 2019 RuPaul has released the mobile game Dragopolis, a fun and interactive experience that allows players to create their own drag superstar.
With each venture, RuPaul continues to uphold the message of love, acceptance, and embracing one's individuality. Hundreds of different ways, but one universal message from RuPaul: "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love anyone else."

Awards and Honors

RuPaul has had a storied career that has earned him many awards and accolades. in 1999 he won his first major award, MTV's Best Reality TV Host for RuPaul's Drag Race. This recognition gave traditional legitimacy to the world of drag. His work in raising LGBTQIA+ awareness has continued to earn him prestigious awards. In 2018, he was named to Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list, a testament to his influence on pop culture.
In addition, RuPaul's commitment to promoting tolerance and self-expression has resulted in huge wins, such as the 2016 won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program or Reality Competition. It was the first time in history that a Primetime Emmy Award was presented to a drag queen. in 2020 RuPaul's Drag Race has won six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Competition Program, and RuPaul himself has the most wins for Outstanding Host.
in 2019 RuPaul Charles added another honor to his collection: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was honored in the television category, further cementing RuPaul's status as a pioneer in representing the LGBTQIA+ community in mainstream media. Over the years, RuPaul has not only built a stellar career, but has also used her platform to highlight important issues, shining a much-deserved and much-needed light on the LGBTQIA+ community.

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