“You’re born naked & the rest is drag.”

  • Born and raised in San Diego, CA. Moved to Atlanta, GA at 15
  • Studied theatre at the North Atlanta School of Performing Arts
  • Lead singer of rock band Wee Wee Pole before moving to NYC mid-eighties
  • Crowned The Queen Of Manhattan in 1989
  • Achieved international fame with hit song Supermodel (You Better Work)
  • 1st feature film: Spike Lee’s Crooklyn
  • Appears in more than 50 films & TV sitcoms. Judged Skin Wars and hosted Good Work and Gay for Play
  • Recorded a duet with Sir Elton John that reached #7 on the UK charts
  • Awarded a 7-year contract as the first face of M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Filmed 100 episodes of TV talker The RuPaul Show on VH1
  • NYC morning radio veteran. Currently hosts the podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee? w/Michelle Visage
  • Published two books: Lettin’ It All Hang OutWorkin’ It
  • Singer/Songwriter of 14 solo albums including the latest American & Essential Vol 2
  • Wax portraits of RuPaul are displayed at Madame Tussauds Museum in NYC & San Francisco
  • Merchandise includes dolls, apparel, cosmetics, fragrance, chocolate, candles & a video game
  • Executive Producer of the global phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race with over 100 episodes. Season 10 in pre-production
  • 2016 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program for RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • 40K people attended RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2017. Coming up: RuPaul’s DragCon NY, September 9-10 2017
  • Splits time between NYC & LA

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