Don’t panic, but RuPaul just admitted the fun has ended for him ahead of Drag Race season 12
RuPaul confessed being a drag queen has lost part of its appeal since his stratospheric rise to the top.
The Drag Race host got candid while appearing on Late Night With Seth Myers, confessing that he has had to sanitise his act in order to success.
“When I got famous, that’s when the drag fun ended for me, honestly,” he said on Wednesday, February 12.
“I couldn’t terrorise y’all’s neighbourhoods anymore because I became the face of drag.”
Fans needn’t worry too much, because RuPaul stressed that he made the decision to clean up his act in order to success.
“I’ve always been ambitious,” he said. “I’ve always liked to look under the hood to see how things actually worked.
“I knew that if I was was going to do drag and make it above 14th Street, I had to calculate the image.”
To create RuPaul the world-conquering drag queen, RuPaul the nightclub performer added “one part Dolly Parton to two parts Cher, one part David Bowie and a big heaping spoonful of Diana Ross”.
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And then – this is scientific – I took the subversive sexuality out of my persona so Betty and Joe Beercan could invite me into their living room. And it worked!
During the interview RuPaul teased the upcoming Drag Race season 12, the first full trailer for which was released on Thursday, February 13.
The teaser revealed a stellar line-up of guest judges, including Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, actors Jeff Golblum and Whoopi Goldberg, and musicians Chaka Khan, Robyn and Normani.
He also told Myers the story of how he met his husband Georges LeBar.
“We’ve been together since, I think, after the Korean conflict,” he said.
“I met Georges at the Limelight disco down the street, right on the dance floor. I met him on his birthday in 1994 and we have been dancing ever since.”
RuPaul recently opened up about his marriage to LeBar, who lives on a ranch in Wyoming while Ru spends most of his time in LA.
He told Vanity Fair that with such distance, he would not want to “put restraints on” the person he loves, and that the “hoax is that monogamy is actually something that can actually happen”.