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San Diego, United States (1993 – present)

RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on 17 November 1960) is an American drag performer singer-songwriter, actor and television personality who gained world-wide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Though a catty attitude is often associated with drag queens, RuPaul intentionally set himself apart with a “love one another” attitude. Although primarily known for his extravagant drag queen persona, his has performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles.

Ru was born in born in San Diego, California. His name was given to him by his mother, a Louisiana native. The “Ru” came from roux, which is the term for the base of gumbo and other creole stews and soups. RuPaul struggled as a musician and filmmaker in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s. He participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget film Star Booty, and an album by the same name. In Atlanta, RuPaul often performed at the Celebrity Club (managed by Larry Tee) as a bar dancer or with his band, Wee Wee Pole. RuPaul also performed as a backup singer to Glen Meadmore along with drag queen Vaginal Davis. RuPaul’s first prominent national exposure came in 1989 with an extra role dancing in the video for “Love Shack” by The B-52’s.

In the early 1990s, RuPaul worked the Georgia club scene and was known by his full birth name.

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  • amaro_kun

    Dance With U <3

    3 Jul 12:06am Reply
  • LucasKimFurtado

    Amo o Glamazon, mas nada me move mais na discografia dessa puta velha que o Born Naked ♥

    1 Jul 11:09pm Reply
  • heldx

    Glamazon é tipo o blackout/born this way/loud dos cds do RuPaul

    1 Jul 12:34pm Reply
  • iamrique

    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODE <3

    30 Jun 6:04am Reply
  • chemicalfate

    Dona!

    29 Jun 12:59pm Reply
  • Hotton5

    "Runyway"? Melhorem, viados

    26 Jun 1:37am Reply
  • Arthur_Lima

    Rupaul: "On Drag Race when Pearl say that thing, she said 'what, do I have something in my face?', I held back because I was thinking 'I'm a producer of this show', because what I want to say was different from what I did, I knew that she was gonna be a popular character and I didn't wanna to fucking go off and say: 'You know what? Let me pack your fucking bags right now, bitch, cause YOU'RE FUCKING OUT OF HERE NOW'. I didn't do that, cause you know what, she is a cute boy and people gonna love her."

    23 Jun 10:27pm Reply
  • Serenissima70

    It;s a @RuPaul kind of afternoon....

    23 Jun 4:43pm Reply
  • Jungxtion

    violet rainha teen

    23 Jun 12:21am Reply
  • mistermateus

    estou de olho em vc que falava que a Violet era a mesmice no runyway (por causa da cintura) e agora ta falando que foi super merecido e que ela é dona da temporada,,,, [3]

    18 Jun 9:07pm Reply
  • mrsbnobody

    THIS IS THE BEGINNING, THE BEGINNING ♥

    18 Jun 8:35am Reply
  • RomanZ_

    Fly Tonight ♥

    16 Jun 11:03pm Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    Podem falar a vontade mas o remix de Born Naked é divino. <3 [2] So related!

    16 Jun 6:50pm Reply
  • Azat_

    Ru <3

    15 Jun 2:48pm Reply
  • rafaeluby

    KATYA

    13 Jun 8:52pm Reply
  • barbzHaunted

    morta com o recalque pra cima da Pearl kkkkk

    13 Jun 3:50am Reply
  • jhoncarter

    Podem falar a vontade mas o remix de Born Naked é divino. <3

    13 Jun 1:14am Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    I'm telling the truth now!

    12 Jun 3:39am Reply
  • cara_estranho

    Sashay, shantay panther on the runway <3

    10 Jun 6:17pm Reply
  • LucasKimFurtado

    Graças a Deus a Ru teve sensatez e não deu a coroa para a Pearl...... Me perdoem os que gostam dela, mas aquela drag é um deserto!

    10 Jun 3:23am Reply
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