“We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.” – RuPaul, Drag Queen Superstar.
RuPaul is the most famous drag queen in the world – and my absolute favourite! You can’t help but smile and laugh along with her. She has a beautiful nature, is absolutely charming and outrageous! She also has a rocking body and I would love to meet her and learn how to do my makeup just like her. She is flawless, fabulous and stunningly glamorous and a real inspiration to everyone out there struggling to just be themselves – Go Girl!
RuPaul Andre Charles was born in San Diego, California on November 17, 1960. RuPaul is an actor, drag queen, model, singer and songwriter. Quoted as not caring if you called him or her a he or a she, RuPaul shot to fame in the 1990s where he appeared in a variety of television programs, films, and music albums. He was also linked to the nightclub scene in New York and Georgia. He has appeared in a number of roles as RuPaul Charles, the man, and RuPaul the drag queen superstar.
RuPaul also hosts a show called ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. It is the ultimate drag queen competition. RuPaul is the inspiration for the show and controls all of the judging and eliminations. The man, RuPaul mentors contestants and helps them prepare for challenges in the fight to become America’s next drag superstar. The contestants are aspiring drag queens in America who are glittery, glamorous, stunningly beautiful and absolutely outrageous! Each week the contestants create costumes and strut their stuff down the runway and entertain us with show-stopping performances. The bottom two contestants in the race must lip-synch for their lives in a drag queen showdown. The winner gets to ‘Shante and stay,’ the loser must ‘Sashay away.’
She has some fantastic one liners that absolutely crack me up. She certainly makes a point and here are a few of my favourites:
‘Don’t fuck it up!’
‘If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an Amen?’
‘With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.’
‘We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.’
‘Look at me–a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.’
‘I do not impersonate females! How many women do you know who wear seven-inch heels, four-foot wigs, and skin-tight dresses?’
RuPaul also has a new book out called, “Workin It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style”. It is said to be more that just a style guide. It’s a book of self-empowerment offering tips about fashion and makeup and encourages us to ‘rise up and be fierce!’ and own your look. She has also had another book published called, ‘Letting It All Hang Out: An Autobiography.’
Get your copy at Amazon.com or borders.com.au.
Love Kirst xx