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RuPaul (born November 17, 1960)

Born RuPaul Andre Charles, cover girl RuPaul began her recording career in the mid-1980s and hit it big in 1993. “Supermodel” is the first number-one pop song recorded by a drag queen (if you don’t count BOY GEORGE). RuPaul has enjoyed a successful string of television and live appearances since then. Born in San Diego and raised in Atlanta, RuPaul always knew she was different from the rest. As she often notes, “We are all born naked, all the rest is drag.” She met her longtime boyfriend George at a bar, and was immediately attracted by his spirited dancing.

RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City club scenes during the 1980s and early 90s. RuPaul has on occasion performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles. RuPaul is noted among famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable. "You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don't care! Just as long as you call me." She hosted a short-running talk show on VH1, and currently hosts reality television shows RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag U. Rupaul is also known for his hit song "Supermodel (You Better Work)".

Stern, Keith (2009-09-01). Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (Kindle Locations 10477-10482). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

Further Readings:

Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style by RuPaul
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: It Books; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006198583X
ISBN-13: 978-0061985836
Amazon: Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

More than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested and found true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

No more playing small, your time is now!

"Workin' It!" will provide helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay - and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression and style than RuPaul! With photos by Mathu Andersen from the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and a fresh look at style and inner beauty, "Workin' It!" will pick up where the show leaves off. The book will be as colourful, fun, and intriguing as RuPaul, with insights into makeup, clothing choices and the illusion of drag. Fans of RuPaul will get piece of Ru's philosophy on style and attitude - and how it's more than the clothes that make the man, or woman! With four colour photos throughout and a fresh, funky design "Workin' It!" will be the perfect guide to RuPaul - part style guide, part confidence manifesto, and entirely fabulous!

Lettin It All Hang Out: An Autobiography by Rupaul & David Cashion
Paperback: 227 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books (Adult Trd Pap) (June 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786881658
ISBN-13: 978-0786881659
Amazon: Lettin It All Hang Out: An Autobiography

A provocative glimpse into the mind of America's foremost drag queen includes the inside story of how he rose to stardom as a supermodel, plus beauty tips and more than fifty black-and-white photographs.

Female Force: RuPaul by Michael Troy
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Bluewater Productions (June 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1467519316
ISBN-13: 978-1467519311
Amazon: Female Force: RuPaul

Don't be a drag, just be a queen. Bluewater productions breaks new ground again with big heels in it's latest offering in the popular Female Force Series focusing on Rupaul. Rupaul is easily the most famous drag queen and self-described "Supermodel of the World." This whimsical look at the life and times of the host of the popular Logo series, "Rupaul's drag race is as unique as the woMan himself. A must have for any collector's closet- or shelf rather.

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