We catch our diva every Monday night on the aptly named "RuPaul's Drag Race" on LOGO tv. She is making the next "queen" of the world and working the runway each week. Recently I read up on her majesty, looking up her biography. Our supermodel diva did not have the easy life, BY FAR, and that makes us bow down to her even more.
When RuPaul was born, his mother said,"His name is RuPaul Andre Charles and he's gonna be a star! Cause ain't another mother f***er alive with a name like that". Now we absolutely know where Ru gets her sass. Ru was the only boy in his family, with three other sisters. Naturally he was born to try on dresses and strut in their backyard. He had the hard childhood growing up and of course wanted to get out of the small town atmosphere. Between dropping out of high school and then going back, he finally found his calling in music. He formed a group called "RuPaul and the U'hauls", which started the ball rolling.
He started opening for some bands, and acting in some cult classic films. For example, the original, Starbooty. He also was a child of the "Vogue Ball" originators. All through this however, Ru found himself in the drugs, alcohol, and homeless crowd. Which I learned for most gay/transexual/voguers of the time, it was very common. But soon, our fave queen came into her/his own and music again saved his life. He began to make albums, duet with celebrities, and bridged the gap by having his video, "Supermodel", premiere on MTV. I strongly suggest you check out his bio in entirety, it's really inspiring. He also has a book called "Workin' It: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style"
We love this queen and cannot get enough of her. Even as a man, he is gorgeous with a flawless face and teeth. I'm going to end this with some classic videos. Enjoy...and remember..."If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else!?" Can I get an AMEN!?!