An accomplished individual, RuPaul has made himself known as both a TV personality and singer over the years. A well-known drag queen, he released his first studio album, Supermodel of the World in 1993. By the end of the 90’s, he had dropped three records- all of which had charted in the United States. Some of his initial singles include, Back to My Roots, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Elton John), Snapshot, and A Little Bit of Love. Around that same time, he also appeared in the shows, Saturday Night Live, In the House, and Sister Sister.
After a prolonged break, RuPaul returned to the music scene with his fourth album, Red Hot in 2004; it was later followed by Champion in 2009, and Glamazon in 2011. A few highlights from said projects include, Jealous of My Boogie, Cover Girl, People Are People, and Workout. Since then, he has a handful of additional records, including Born Naked which managed to reach number 85 on the Billboard Top 200. His most recent album, American was made available on March 24, 2017. Influenced by the 2016 presidential election, it went on to spawn the single, American.
In 2009, the drag queen himself also created the reality show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Premiered on VH1, it documented his search for “America’s next drag superstar.” In addition to Rupaul, the judge’s panel also included Santino Rice, Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews, and Carson Kressley, among a couple of others. Relatively popular, the show has since spawned the spin-offs. RuPaul’s Drag U, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. From its inception until now, the series has won multiple accolades including four Primetime Emmy Awards, a GLAAD Media Award, and an MTV Movie & TV Award.
In addition to his work on reality TV, RuPaul has also appeared in the series, Harvey Beaks (2015), The Real O’Neal (2016), 2 Broke Girls (2016), and Animals (2016). More recently, he has also been playing the part of Lionel in the Netflix comedy, Girlboss. Speaking of acting, he has appeared in several movies throughout his career, for instance, A Mother’s Prayer (1995), A Very Brady Sequel (1996), But I’m a Cheerleader (1999), The Truth About Jane (2000), and Starrbooty (2007). Last year, he also played the part of a weatherman in the movie, Hurricane Bianca. What else has he been up to this year?
On top of his eleventh album, he had issued two compilation records- Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1 and Essential Vol. 2 earlier this year. At one point, he also made a guest appearance in Todrick Hall’s song, Low.
RuPaul – 2017 Facts
RuPaul Andre Charles
Occupation and Job
TV personality, singer-songwriter, actor, television host, drag queen
Shortly after establishing himself in the New York nightclub scene, he rose to fame with the release of his breakout single, Supermodel (You Better Work), which peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 56 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on November 17, 1960
Place of Birth/Hometown
RuPaul was born and raised in San Diego, California- it wasn’t until later on that he relocated to Atlanta for his studies in the performing arts.
RuPaul Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 6’4″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 193cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 196 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 89kg
His body measurements are unavailable at this time
His shoe size is unknown at this time
RuPaul’s Personal Life in 2017
Is RuPaul in a Relationship?
Openly gay, he has been married to American painter Georges LeBar (he owns a ranch in Wyoming) since January 2017. The two were spotted together in the public for the first time this spring.
Due to his busy filming schedule, it’s said that the couple only sees each other every two months- regardless, they seem madly in love!
RuPaul’s Previous Partners
At this time, we do not have any information on RuPaul’s previous relationships.
He has three sisters named Rozy, Renae, and Renetta
He does not have any brothers
No, he does not have any children
As a student, RuPaul went to Patrick Henry High School in his hometown in San Diego, California. He took his GED and graduated in 1979 (though not at the same time as his peers).
Did RuPaul Go to College
No, as far as we know, RuPaul has not gone to college.
At this time, we do not have any details on RuPaul’s salary.
As of 2017, RuPaul has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Hobbies and Interests
It goes without saying that one of his greatest hobbies is dressing up as women
He enjoys crunchy foods like popcorn, Captain Crunch and Mexican cuisine
His favorite films include Elvira and Mistress of the Dark
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
Proud by Heather Small, I Am What I Am by Gloria Gaynor, and Fight For This Love by Cheryl Cole
Born on November 17, he is a Scorpio
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
RuPaul’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
RuPaul’s Facebook Account
RuPaul’s Twitter Username
RuPaul’s Instagram Username
RuPaul’s Youtube Channel
RuPaul’s Snapchat Username
As far as we know, Rupaul is not on Snapchat
Other Interesting Facts:
- He became the first drag queen to land a deal with a major cosmetic brand after becoming the spokesperson for Mac in 1996
- He is indifferent towards gender-specific pronouns- he doesn’t mind being called a “he” or “she”
- In 2008, he appeared in the short film, Zombie Prom
- The first record that he’d ever bought was Could It Be I’m Falling in Love by the Spinners
- For his contributions to the LGBT community, he was honored with a Vito Russo Award in 1999
- After receiving his GED, he worked as a used car salesman for a period