RuPaul Shares Tips on Tuning Out the Haters: ‘To Hell’ With Them

Ru Paul is the undisputed queen of confidence — and she shares her tips for learning how to love yourself in the new issue us weekly,

“Every time I go on stage, I tell myself, ‘Ru, you’re going to Mama’s room'” RuPaul’s Drag Race The host, 62, tells us exclusively. “I used to perform for my mother and that helps me not to be nervous about anything, even what people say about me. What other people say about me is none of my business!”

The Emmy winner is arguably the most famous drag queen in the world now, but that wasn’t always the case. Teacher The author got his start as a go-go dancer in the 1990s, performing at venues such as the Pyramid Club in New York City.

“It was a place where all the weirdos could get together and be inspired,” the California native — whose full name is RuPaul Charles — recalled when speaking to us in 2018. Time 100 Gala. “I used to sleep in Chelsea Piers because I didn’t have a stable home and stored all my belongings in the basement of the Pyramid.”

From those early days, aj and rani The alum has become a master at learning how to move through tough times.

RuPaul pointed out, “Life is tough, there’s no one way around it, but you can arm yourself with wisdom.” We When asked what advice he would give to his younger self. “And to hell with what anyone else thinks — you have to do things because you don’t want to rely on someone else for validation.”

RuPaul shares advice for shrugging off the haters
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since RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiering in 2009, the show has spawned several spinoffs, including RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars And RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Raceas well as several international editions in Belgium, Thailand, Sweden, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom and more.

While some observers may be surprised by drag raceglobal dominance, the Rs is not – nor is it fazed by its success. He said, “I always saw myself as a star and I always envisioned my own show.” Wesaying that he is “very happy” the series is such a phenomenon.

“Drag has evolved a lot in the last 10 to 20 years,” the media mogul explained. “Drag is far more accessible, which is a beautiful thing. Remember, we’re all born naked — and everything else is drag.

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