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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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    Violet Chachki ♡

    30 Mar 4:04am Reply
  • pfvrjuan

    Miga tu perdeu a noção do perigo com a decisão do ultimo episódio ne? (5)

    29 Mar 11:07pm Reply
  • BernardoSagrilo

    #TeamMAX ♡ proprietária da season 7 ♡

    28 Mar 7:54am Reply
  • RainbowOverdose

    da o anjinho pra trixie :(

    27 Mar 8:33pm Reply
  • DineiNunes

    Miga tu perdeu a noção do perigo com a decisão do ultimo episódio ne? (4)

    27 Mar 1:40am Reply
  • Mr_caco

    Miga tu perdeu a noção do perigo com a decisão do ultimo episódio ne? (3)

    25 Mar 11:19pm Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    Miga tu perdeu a noção do perigo com a decisão do ultimo episódio ne? (2)

    25 Mar 4:27am Reply
  • chemicalfate

    Miga tu perdeu a noção do perigo com a decisão do ultimo episódio ne?

    23 Mar 3:50pm Reply
  • MrJorgh

    Crazy bitches! Realness is just for the real dancefloor kids... so classic 90's... really fun to hear and dance

    23 Mar 8:31am Reply
  • BrunoFernandoq

    "No-one mentioned lyrical content tho." That's so sad to hear, people don't give a shit anymore about good music, only cool sounds

    23 Mar 2:34am Reply
  • Lucastrike

    @chaoyougan: I mentioned because this is the main weakness on the album.

    22 Mar 5:44am Reply
  • andersonfarro

    DON'T FUCK IT UP! <3

    21 Mar 8:52pm Reply
  • heldx

    GLAMAZON ♡

    21 Mar 2:13pm Reply
  • chaoyougan

    "Oh please. Realness doesn't have any lyrical content besides LGBT." No-one mentioned lyrical content tho.

    20 Mar 11:52am Reply
  • LuizPauloMelo

    I slay these bitches double-dutch!

    20 Mar 4:01am Reply
  • Anne_Adams

    Realness is really bad and even worse if you compare it to Born Naked. [6]

    19 Mar 11:43pm Reply
  • natandzbc

    BIGGER THAN MADONNA

    19 Mar 2:09am Reply
  • cosmic_karma

    The new album is AMAZING! Not sure what the rest of you have been listening to. Bringing 90's house REALNESS back [4] and sorry but you don't need lyrical content for an amazing album. music is not just lyrics. it's a proper house album and it's amazing.

    18 Mar 3:55pm Reply
  • Lucastrike

    Oh please. Realness doesn't have any lyrical content besides LGBT.

    14 Mar 3:32am Reply
  • dannnstyle

    The new album is AMAZING! Not sure what the rest of you have been listening to. Bringing 90's house REALNESS back [3] This.

    12 Mar 4:59pm Reply
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