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RuPaul Biography

"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
▪ 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: WKTU
▪ Currently hosts the podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee? w/Michelle Visage
▪ Published two books: Lettin’ It All Hang Out & Workin' It
▪ Singer/Songwriter of 14 solo albums including the latest, American
▪ A wax portrait of RuPaul is displayed at Madame Tussauds Museum in NYC
▪ RuPaul pop up shop at Hollywood and Highland
▪ Merchandise includes, apparel, accessories, fragrance, chocolate and candles
▪ There are a series of dolls, statuettes and a Funko Pop in RuPaul’s likeness
▪ Host and Executive Producer of the world-wide hit reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race
▪ 1 million watched RuPaul’s Drag Race - Season 9 premiere
▪ Host of Skin Wars: Fresh Paint (GSN), Good Work (E!), and Gay for Play (Logo)
▪ Two-time Emmy Award winner: Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program
▪ Critics Choice Award winner: Best Reality TV Host
▪ MTV 2017 Movie and TV Award winner: Best Reality Competition
▪ Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 ▪ Cover of Entertainment Weekly June 2017
▪ Cover of New York Times Magazine January 2018
▪ Bad Robot / J.J. Abrams is developing a Hulu scripted TV series based on RuPaul’s life
▪ 75K people attend RuPaul's DragCon annually
▪ Recent guest on: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Hollywood Game Night, Project Runway: All Stars, Ellen, Late Late Show with James Corden
▪ Portrayed Queen of Hearts in 2018 Pirelli Calendar ▪ Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipient March 2018
▪ 4+ million followers on social media
▪ Splits time between New York, California & Wyoming

RuPaul Official Bio

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