With a ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the works, fans got some great news – RuPaul himself has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category. It’s about time!
“I’m glad that the industry is taking notice, but that’s not why we do it. That’s not why I do anything that I do,” RuPaul told Variety. “My whole career has never been about courting the status quo. I’ve really created my career outside of that concept.”
RuPaul has made a career out of breaking barriers and tweeted that his nomination is dedicated to “outsiders” everywhere.
“Drag has always been exciting to me because of its implication in our culture since the beginning of time. So, that’s really the motivation — love drag, love queens, love people who dance to their own drum.”
RuPaul might be the star of the show, but many performers have launched to fame from being on Logo. From Shangela Laquifa Wadley to Latrice Royale, RuPaul says his biggest accomplishment is helping other queens.
“Drag Race launch[ed] the careers of 100 queens that are working non-stop, around the world this very moment.”
Can’t wait for season nine? Drag Race’s spinoff All Stars premieres on August 25.
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