RuPaul Andre Charles November 17, 1960 (age 56 years), San Diego, CA

1960-1994

This is Rupaul as a child doesn't he look so cute.

Born Rupaul Andre Charles on November 17 1960, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters.

After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s.

He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his various flamboyant acts on stage.

Rupaul was given a record contract by the famous duo Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, with the hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records.

His debut album, "Supermodel of the World", was released in 1993, but it failed on the Billboard Charts until the following year, when the success of the single "Supermodel (You Better Work)

A tribute to the divas of the fashion world placed in the top 30 on the Pop Charts.

1994-1997

In 1994 Rupaul recorded a duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," which charted on the American charts but proved more successful in Europe,

Rupaul launched his autobiography entitled "Lettin It All Hang Out" which has since been out of print and has sold 450,739 copies on Amazon.com alone. He also appeared in two films, The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), and Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1995). The media exposure gained Rupaul his own show for VH1.

The RuPaul Show which mixed a talk show and a variety show, featured Rupaul performing all kinds of stunts from doing comedic sketches, program specials such as The Rupaul Porn Star Show and the Disco salute and sometimes ends with Rupaul collaborating in a duet with guest stars.

The show sadly ended in 1998 after three seasons when ratings began to falter. That same year he became a spokesperson for M.A.C. Cosmetics, billing him as "The First Face of M.A.C." Over the course of six years, he launched store openings in ten countries and helped raise over $22 million for the M.A.C AIDS fund.

This is what Rupaul looks like after all the makeup and what he looked like before everything. His transformation.

(2001) with Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Allen, and Christian Slater. In 1999 Rupaul received the Vito Russo Entertainer of The year at The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) media awards for challenging the limits and breaking boundaries in becoming an openly gay individual who has achieved excellence in the field of Entertainment and furthering his visibility and understanding of the community through his work.

In 2002 Rupaul was honored by The Most Beautiful Transsexuals In The World Association, commending him for his outreach support on the Gay and Lesbian community with their Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his over 10 year conquest and establishing fashion and glamor in the entertainment industry.

2002-2017

Rupaul started to work on his tv show called Rupaul's drag races and work on his famousness from it.

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