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Drag Queen, Model & TV Personality; Host of "RuPaul's Drag Race"

RuPaul Charles is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series "RuPaul's Drag Race", for which he has received six Primetime Emmy Awards. RuPaul is considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

RuPaul achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, "Supermodel (You Better Work)," which was included on his debut studio album "Supermodel of the World." In 1994, he became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, raising money for the Mac AIDS Fund and becoming the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign. That year, he received his own talk show on VH1, "The RuPaul Show," while co-hosting the morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage. He has had continued success as a recording artist, releasing 14 studio albums, including "Foxy Lady," "Champion," "Glamazon," "Born Naked," and "American."

As an actor, RuPaul has made appearances in films and TV shows, including Crooklyn, The Brady Bunch Movie, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, But I'm a Cheerleader, Hurricane Bianca, the Comedy Central series "Broad City," and Netflix's "Girlboss" and "Grace and Frankie."

He has also published three books: "Lettin' It All Hang Out," "Workin' It! RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style," and "GuRu." Additionally, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has produced multiple seasons and has inspired several spin-off series, including "RuPaul's Drag U" and "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." He is also featured as a host on series such as "Skin Wars," "Good Work," and "Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul."


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