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11/17/1960, San Diego, California (USA)

Birth Name

Rupaul Andre Charles



Also Known As

RuPaul Charles, Andre Charles
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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


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    • 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.

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