RuPaul Andre Charles best known mononymously as RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when she aappeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Her net worth has been stated to be around $7 million dollars. RuPaul Andre Charles was born in San Diego, California in November 1960. In the 1980s RuPaul struggled as a musician and filmmaker. His first break was in 1989 when he was cast as an extra, dancing in the music video "Love Shack" by the B-52s. RuPaul recorded dance albums in 1993 that included a hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)". The song made a splash on MTV and his next two singles went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts. RuPaul became the first drag queen supermodel, signing a deal with MAC Cosmetics. He got his own talk show on VH1 called the RuPaul Show. His reality show RuPaul's Drag Race premiered in 2009. RuPaul has said that "You can call me he. You can call me she…" and has shown indifference for gender pronouns used. He has released six albums, with his latest, Born Naked, being released in 2014. He has appeared in many television shows including Sister, Sister, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Walker, Texas Ranger. He has also been in movies The Brady Bunch Movie, EDtv, and The Truth About Jane. For his on screen appearances RuPaul sometimes appears as a man, and sometimes appears in drag.
RuPaul is noted among drag queens for her indifference toward the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable, as she has said: "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." He hosted a short-running talk show on VH1, and currently hosts the reality television show RuPaul's Drag Race. RuPaul is also known for her hit song "Supermodel (You Better Work)".
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