RuPaul Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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RuPaul Quick Info
Height6 ft 4 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthNovember 17, 1960
Zodiac SignScorpio
SpouseGeorges LeBar

RuPaul is an American Drag Queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. He has been dubbed the most commercially successful drag queen of America and has also been a recipient of the Emmy Award thrice until 2018. He has a strong fan base on social media with over 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 2 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

RuPaul Andre Charles

Nick Name

Glamazon, Supermodel of the World, The World’s Most Famous Drag Queen

RuPaul as see at a party for the launch of his 'Starrbooty' DVD in October 2007
RuPaul as see at a party for the launch of his ‘Starrbooty’ DVD in October 2007 (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

San Diego, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

RuPaul studied performing arts at North Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Occupation

Drag Performer, Actor, Model, Singer, Songwriter, Television Personality, Author

Family

  • Father – Irving Charles
  • Mother – Ernestine “Toni” Charles
  • Siblings – Renetta (Older Sister), Renae Charles (Older Sister), Rozy Charles (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Felix “Bukey” Fontenet /Fontenette (Maternal Grandfather), Ernestine Girard /Gerard (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

RuPaul is represented by –

  • Ruco, Inc.
  • CEG Talent

Genre

Dance-Pop, Dance, Disco House, R&B, Eurodance, Electro House

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Funtone, Every, Tommy Boy, Rhino, RuCo, World of Wonder

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

RuPaul has dated –

  1. Georges LeBar (1994-Present) – RuPaul has been with his husband and painter, Georges LeBar, since 1994. They first met at the Limelight nightclub in New York. As per an article in March 2017, RuPaul has stated that LeBar owns a farm in Wyoming and does not care much about the show business. The couple secretly tied the knot in January 2017.
RuPaul (Left) in a selfie with Georges LeBar at Grand Canyon in 2016
RuPaul (Left) in a selfie with Georges LeBar at Grand Canyon in 2016 (RuPaul/ Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

He has African-American ancestry on his father’s side and is of African, French, Swiss-German descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Bald

He mostly wears ‘blonde’ wigs for his performances.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Bald
  • Oval facial structure
  • Often wears glasses

Brand Endorsements

RuPaul has endorsed various brands like –

  • Old Navy Tech Vests (1999) (TV Commercial)
  • MAC cosmetics (Print Adverts)
  • Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur (1996) (Print Adverts)
  • WebEx (TV Commercial)
RuPaul with Brigitte Nielsen in September 2018
RuPaul with Brigitte Nielsen in September 2018 (RuPaul/ Instagram)

Religion

As per an interview in January 2018, RuPaul stated that he is not very religious but he does pray and also engages in spiritual practices like meditation and yoga.

Best Known For

  • Being America’s most commercially successful Drag Queen
  • His debut single, Supermodel (You Better Work), which brought him international fame and critical acclaim

First Album

RuPaul released his first studio album, Supermodel of the World, on June 8, 1993.

First TV Show

RuPaul made his first TV show appearance in The Gong Show in 1988.

He made his TV show debut as a voice actor in the Werking Mom episode of the animated comedy series, The Simpsons, in 1989.

RuPaul Favorite Things

  • Movie –  Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
SourceIMDb
RuPaul as seen with Carol Burnett in September 2018
RuPaul as seen with Carol Burnett in September 2018 (RuPaul/ Instagram)

RuPaul Facts

  1. RuPaul’s name was given to him by his mother. The ‘Ru’ in his name is derived from roux, a term for the base of gumbo and other creole stews and soups.
  2. In an interview, he stated that his mother always knew that he would be famous that is the reason behind his unique name.
  3. His parents got divorced when he was 7 years old. So, he and his siblings lived with their mother after the divorce.
  4. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 15 and started his career as a musician and a filmmaker in the years that followed.
  5. His first modeling contract was with MAC Cosmetics which made RuPaul the first Drag Queen to land such a big campaign and he, later on, became the first Drag supermodel.
  6. He is considered the most successful drag queen of America.
  7. One of his distinctive features is his tall stature. In an interview, he stated that he mostly wears eight-inch heels that makes him over 7 feet tall.
  8. In an interview, he stated that he was obsessed with hot rods, Cadillacs, and drag racing as a child.
  9. He also served as the producer and host of the reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he has won 3 Primetime Emmy Awards.
  10. Visit his official website @ rupaul.com.
  11. Follow RuPaul on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and iTunes.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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