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RuPaul

Birthdate: 17. November 1960

RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. RuPaul is considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2019, Fortune noted RuPaul as "easily the world's most famous" drag queen.RuPaul was born and raised in San Diego, California and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia 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 ", which was included on his debut studio album Supermodel of the World . In 1994, 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 , Champion , Glamazon , Born Naked , and American .

As an actor, RuPaul has made appearances in films including Crooklyn , The Brady Bunch Movie , To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar , But I'm a Cheerleader , Hurricane Bianca , the Comedy Central series Broad City , and the Netflix original programming Girlboss and Grace and Frankie . He has also published three books: Lettin' It All Hang Out , Workin' It! RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style , and GuRu . Additionally, RuPaul's Drag Race has produced eleven seasons to date and has inspired several spin-off series, including RuPaul's Drag U and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. He is also featured as a host on series such as Skin Wars, Good Work, and Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul. In June 2019, his daytime talk show RuPaul premiered, which was cancelled after a three-week test run.RuPaul is indifferent to gender-specific pronouns about him, writing: "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." RuPaul has also played male roles and makes public appearances in male and female drag.

Quotes RuPaul

„With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted by David Alderson, Linda R. Anderson in: Territories of Desire in Queer Culture: Refiguring Contemporary Boundaries http://books.google.co.in/books?id=UxUtJJKycRoC&pg=PA172, Manchester University Press, 2000, p. 172

„I will not be ignored. I am here to stay.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted in Queer Quotes: On Coming Out and Culture, Love and Lust, Politics and Pride, and Much More, Teresa Theophano, ed. (2004)

„If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?“

—  RuPaul

Source: Abiola Abrams The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love: The 11 Secrets of Feminine Power http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ILK0AwAAQBAJ&pg=PT30, El Dorado Publishing, 25 June 2014, p. 30

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„People ask, "Why do you dress like a woman?" I don't dress like a woman. I dress like a drag queen.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted in Let's Talk about Sex: More Than 600 Quotes on the World's Oldest Obsession, Felicia Zopol, ed. (2002)

„Look at me--a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted by Joslyn Pine in: Book of African-American Quotations http://books.google.co.in/books?id=NfdBrOgz4swC&pg=PA160, Courier Dover Publications, 2 March 2012, p. 160

„All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted by Joslyn Pine in: Money and Wealth: A Book of Quotations http://books.google.co.in/books?id=YXPCAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA209, Courier Dover Publications, 2 September 2013, p. 209

„You're born naked. The rest is drag.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted in Queer Quotes: On Coming Out and Culture, Love and Lust, Politics and Pride, and Much More, Teresa Theophano, ed. (2004)
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„Drag is really about mocking identity. Drag is really about reminding people that you are more than you think you are – you are more than what it says on your passport.“

—  RuPaul

Quoted by Owen Myers in The subversive genius of RuPaul http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/24914/1/the-subversive-genius-of-rupaul (2015)

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