RuPaul was born Rupaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960. After growing up in San Diego, he moved to Atlanta during the heyday of that city's drag club era. By the early 1990s, RuPaul had polished his own drag act and taken it to Manhattan, where he became…more
RuPaul is noted amongst famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him - both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable.
In August 2005 a series of three RuPaul dolls was released. Because of the popularity of these dolls, four more were released in 2006.
RuPaul is a drag performer, dance music singer, actor and songwriter.
In 1982, "RuPaul and the Uhauls" made their first televised appearance on the tv show The American Music Show.
RuPaul dropped out of high school in 1978.
When RuPaul was in the ninth grade at Gompers Jr. High School, he won the honors for "Best Afro" and "Best Dancer."
In 1971, RuPaul attended the San Diego Children's Theater.
When RuPaul was five years old, he use to prance around the front yard of his house in a pink dress.
When RuPaul was six months old, his sister Renetta, who was seven, had accidently broken his arms while she was giving him a bath.
RuPaul is the executive producer of the movie Starrbooty: Reloaded.
RuPaul has appeared in four movies starring Stockard Channing. They are Smoke, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, An Unexpected Life and The Truth About Jane.
RuPaul was named the "Queen of Manhattan 1990" by local club owners, promoters and djs.
RuPaul was ranked number 85 on E TV's "101 Reasons The 90's Ruled."
On the week of Rupaul's 40th birthday in 2000, a replica statue of him was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in New York City.
RuPaul is a famous drag queen.
In 1994, RuPaul's video for "Supermodel" was nominated for Best Dance Video at the MTV video music awards.
In 1993, RuPaul released his debut album called Supermodel of the World.
RuPaul was once extremely poor and a drug addict.
RuPaul used to be a used-car salesman.
A very young Ru can be seen in the B52's video "Love Shack".
RuPaul: If you don't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?
RuPaul: I was having breakfast in the Presidential Suite of the Century Plaza Hotel courtesy of the "John & Leeza Show" when the phone rang and it was my manager. He told me that Elton John wanted to include me on his upcoming "Duets" album and was I interested? I said, "Hold on one minute." The size of the suite gave me the opportunity to flail my arms around while running back and forth screaming "Oh my God Elton John! Oh my God, Elton John!" I must have screamed for a good five minutes before I got back on the line and answered nonchalantly, Sure.
RuPaul: Doing what I do for a living has never been easy. I've had to fight countless battles in this game that the public has no idea ever happened. But, I just pick myself up and carry on, I Carry On.
RuPaul: I've dedicated my career to fighting the mundane. My hope is that my career will be a shining example to children everywhere that life is more meaningful when you are not afraid to see all colors of the rainbow.
Rupaul: I do not impersonate women. How many women do you know who march around in 7-inch heels, 3-foot wigs and skin-tight outfits? Women don't wear that, drag queens wear that! The public persona of RuPaul is just a fabulous, eye-popping celebrity package designed to work well in front of the camera.