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RuPaul

RuPaul

Keynote Speaker: Drag Queen, Model & TV Personality; Host of Award-Winning "RuPaul's Drag Race"

RuPaul Biography

RuPaul Charles is a drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series "RuPaul's Drag Race," for which he has received 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, three GLAAD Media Awards, a Critics' Choice Television Award, and two Billboard Music Awards. Dubbed the "Queen of Drag," RuPaul is considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States and has significantly contributed to bringing drag queens from LGBT culture into mainstream society. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2022, he won a Tony Award as a producer for the musical "A Strange Loop."

RuPaul achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, "Supermodel (You Better Work)," which was included on his debut studio album "Supermodel of the World." In 1994, he became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, raising money for the MAC AIDS Fund and becoming the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign. That year, he received his own talk show on VH1, "The RuPaul Show," while co-hosting the morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage. He has had continued success as a recording artist, releasing 15 studio albums, including "Foxy Lady," "Champion," "Glamazon," "Born Naked," and "American."

As an actor, RuPaul has made appearances in films and TV shows, including "Crooklyn," "The Brady Bunch Movie," "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," "But I'm a Cheerleader," and in the Netflix original series "AJ and the Queen." He has also been featured in TV series like "Girlboss," "Broad City," and "Grace and Frankie."

He has also published three books: "Lettin' It All Hang Out," "Workin' It! RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style," and "GuRu." Additionally, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has produced 15 seasons in the United States and has achieved international success with variants, including "RuPaul's Drag Race UK" and "Canada's Drag Race." He is also featured as a host on series such as "Skin Wars," "Good Work," and "Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul." RuPaul also hosts a revival of the game show "Lingo" for CBS and is currently hosting the celebrity version of the British version of the show on ITV.

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RuPaul Videos

RuPaul Says Efforts To Ban Drag Shows Are Just Diversions
RuPaul on Covering Vanity Fair, Hosting SNL and Being the Queen of Drag
RuPaul’s Emotional Keynote Speech from RuPaul’s DragCon 2016

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How much does it cost to book RuPaul for a speaking engagement?

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What topics does RuPaul speak about?

RuPaul is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as College, Diversity & Inclusion, Art, LGBTQ, Fashion, Beauty, Hosts & Emcees, Television & Film, Broadcasting, Celebrity, Black Heritage, Social Activism, Lifestyle, Modeling, Entertainers, Acting, Entertainment and TED.

Where does RuPaul travel from?

RuPaul generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for RuPaul?

AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully secured keynote speakers like RuPaul for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book RuPaul for your next private or corporate function.

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RuPaul is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Diversity & Inclusion and Art. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. RuPaul generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Karamo, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling RuPaul for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 08/05/2024.

RuPaul Videos

RuPaul Says Efforts To Ban Drag Shows Are Just Diversions
RuPaul on Covering Vanity Fair, Hosting SNL and Being the Queen of Drag
RuPaul’s Emotional Keynote Speech from RuPaul’s DragCon 2016

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