RuPaul is arguably the world’s biggest drag queen but surprisingly, not many fans know his real name. So let’s find it out…
Throughout his career, the ‘Queen of Drag’ has won a staggering 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, three GLAAD Media Awards, a Critics’ Choice Television Award, two Billboard Music Awards and a Tony Award.
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While tons is known of RuPaul’s hugely successful career, little is known about his personal life. So let’s take at one of the most important facts you should know – his real name:
What is RuPaul’s real name?
The TV host’s real name is RuPaul Andre Charles.
His mother bestowed upon him the name ‘Ru’ in recognition of his Louisana heritage. It draws inspiration from ‘roux’, the foundational element in gumbo and various Creole stews and soups.
While many drag queens opt to go by a stage name, RuPaul’s drag name is simply RuPaul.