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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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  • into_the_light

    color me love <3

    8 hours ago Reply
  • pfvrjuan

    amiga, lança outro álbum pq esse Realness vai tombar

    Yesterday 1:09am Reply
  • pfvrjuan

    Ginger assim como a Kennedy tem que ser eliminada pois não faz o requisito, not today satan

    Yesterday 1:06am Reply
  • pfvrjuan

    #TeamPrettyGirls pq sou linda e as lindas se ajudam e elas fechammmm

    Yesterday 1:06am Reply
  • scarpelim

    #TeamViolet dona da temporada <3

    22 May 12:16am Reply
  • dannnstyle

    Bunita, na próxima season queremos mais desafios individuais e menos em grupo/dupla. vlw, flw.

    21 May 7:50pm Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    We're all born naked and the rest is drag...

    19 May 6:05pm Reply
  • Lucastrike

    #TeamViolet

    19 May 6:03pm Reply
  • chaoyougan

    To all the people who bitched/shitfitted that this season would use songs from Realness: LOL

    19 May 12:58pm Reply
  • ViihGomes06

    esperando pela coroação da Peaaarl #teampearlicious

    18 May 1:11pm Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    Born Naked - Champion - Glamazon ♥ the holy trinity ♥ but seriously Realness is so LAME

    18 May 3:31am Reply
  • Arthur_Lima

    #teamOld Kennedy and Ginger ♥

    15 May 5:19pm Reply
  • maarciorogerio

    Não acredito que Born Naked vai ser o single da temporada, deveria ser Fly Tonight :((

    15 May 4:28pm Reply
  • LucasKimFurtado

    Essa é a primeira temporada que não estou torcendo especificamente para uma queen. Ginger, Kennedy e Violet merecem ganhar, por isso não tomo partido, acho que qualquer uma das três é merecedora, porém, Violet tem um ótimo senso de moda e é muito fierce.

    14 May 11:18pm Reply
  • LucasKimFurtado

    Creio que o top 3 dessa temporada vai ser Ginger, Kennedy e Violet. Eu gosto da Pearl, mas venhamos e convenhamos que em matéria de performance ela é a mais fraca dentre as que estão na competição atualmente. A Pearl vai ter que se sair muito bem no desafio da próxima semana para conseguir não dublar, porque se tiver que dublar......... #ByeBoo

    14 May 11:17pm Reply
  • virizion-

    esse último sashay......... [4]

    14 May 10:31pm Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    esse último sashay......... vou comprar as entradas do reaunited só pra fazer panelaço lá, me espere RuPaul..... [3] KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK rindissimo imaginando a cena

    14 May 4:49am Reply
  • scarpelim

    Não suporto a Kennedy e a Ginger, escórias da temporada, AFF!!!!

    13 May 5:15pm Reply
  • scarpelim

    esse último sashay......... vou comprar as entradas do reaunited só pra fazer panelaço lá, me espere RuPaul..... [2]

    13 May 5:13pm Reply
  • discotequedude

    The Realness! <3! [2]

    13 May 12:27am Reply
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