RuPaul Wins An Emmy, Continues To Make The World A More Colorful Place

Robbie Daw | September 12, 2016 10:15 am

Bow down to the Queen.

RuPaul Charles finally won an Emmy on Sunday (September 11), for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program, after eight seasons of hosting Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. The iconic diva left fellow nominees like Ryan Seacrest, Steve Harvey and Jane Lynch in the dust. Last night’s Creative Emmys ceremony was held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

In the press room after his win, RuPaul told a reporter that Drag Race “represents the tenacity of the human spirit. You know, the hundred-plus girls who have graciously told their story on our show have really helped so many young people around the world who get our show, not only on Logo and VH1, which is where it’s on now, but on Netflix and other formats.”

When he’s not running his drag empire, RuPaul can often be found in front of the mic, belting out some classy jams. His 10th studio album, Butch Queen, was released in March. After that, the Emmy winner lent his voice to, and appeared in the video for, the all-star charity single “Hands,” which benefitted Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD following the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June.

If you want to go back to where it all began, musically, for RuPaul — or if you’re just feeling a shade shady — you can check out our 2013 chat with the legendary diva about his debut album, Supermodel Of The World.

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