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Drag Queen, Model & TV Personality; Host of "RuPaul's Drag Race"

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 RuPaul Biography

A major media presence thanks to his outgoing persona and campy theatrics, RuPaul was a popular attraction on '90s dancefloors as well, scoring several club hits with Hi-NRG Euro-disco pop. Born Rupaul Andre Charles, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time spent in Atlanta as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York and grew interested in the Manhattan club scene of the '80s. By the early '90s, he had begun performing and signed a contract in 1991 with the hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records. Though RuPaul's debut album, Supermodel of the World, was released in 1993, it failed to score with pop audiences until the following year, when the club success of the single "Supermodel (You Better Work)" carried over to a spot just outside of the Top 40. His duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," also placed on the American charts but proved more successful in Europe, where the two co-hosted England's Brit Awards and RuPaul taped a popular Christmas special. He also appeared in two films, The Brady Bunch Movie and Spike Lee's Crooklyn; the exposure gained him his own show for VH1, The RuPaul Show. After moving to Rhino for his second album, Foxy Lady, RuPaul scored in the clubs once again with the single "Snapshot." In 2000 RuPaul was in Times Square, New York City, for the unveiling of his Madame Tussaud wax replica. In 2001 he was approached by both the A&E and Bravo networks for profiles of his life. It was exhausting completing both and RuPaul only watched one before falling into a deep, month-long depression. When he came out of it, he felt free to move on to act three of his life. Ready to share his creativity with the world again, RuPaul released the album Red Hot in 2004 on his own RuCo, Inc. label. The 2006 release Reworked featured remixes of tracks from Red Hot along with a new version of "Supermodel."

In 2008 RuPaul started producing RuPaul's Drag Race. The premise of the program has drag queens compete to be selected by RuPaul and a panel of judges as "America's next drag superstar".

In 2011, RuPaul released the album Glamazon and then two years later he released a unisex fragrance with the same name.

Since the start of RuPaul's Drag Race he has hosted several other television shows. He has also been in various short films and music videos.

He has won the GLAAD Vito Russo Award and Outstanding Reality Program Award, The NewNowNext Best New Indulgence Award, TV.com's Best of 2012 Best Reality Show Judge/Host Award, Entertainment Weekly Best Dressed Reality TV Judge Award, Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality of Reality-Competition Program, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame Television Award.

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Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

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    Booking fees for RuPaul, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire RuPaul, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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RuPaul

Drag Queen, Model & TV Personality; Host of "RuPaul's Drag Race"

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RuPaul Biography

A major media presence thanks to his outgoing persona and campy theatrics, RuPaul was a popular attraction on '90s dancefloors as well, scoring several club hits with Hi-NRG Euro-disco pop. Born Rupaul Andre Charles, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time spent in Atlanta as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York and grew interested in the Manhattan club scene of the '80s. By the early '90s, he had begun performing and signed a contract in 1991 with the hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records. Though RuPaul's debut album, Supermodel of the World, was released in 1993, it failed to score with pop audiences until the following year, when the club success of the single "Supermodel (You Better Work)" carried over to a spot just outside of the Top 40. His duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," also placed on the American charts but proved more successful in Europe, where the two co-hosted England's Brit Awards and RuPaul taped a popular Christmas special. He also appeared in two films, The Brady Bunch Movie and Spike Lee's Crooklyn; the exposure gained him his own show for VH1, The RuPaul Show. After moving to Rhino for his second album, Foxy Lady, RuPaul scored in the clubs once again with the single "Snapshot." In 2000 RuPaul was in Times Square, New York City, for the unveiling of his Madame Tussaud wax replica. In 2001 he was approached by both the A&E and Bravo networks for profiles of his life. It was exhausting completing both and RuPaul only watched one before falling into a deep, month-long depression. When he came out of it, he felt free to move on to act three of his life. Ready to share his creativity with the world again, RuPaul released the album Red Hot in 2004 on his own RuCo, Inc. label. The 2006 release Reworked featured remixes of tracks from Red Hot along with a new version of "Supermodel."

In 2008 RuPaul started producing RuPaul's Drag Race. The premise of the program has drag queens compete to be selected by RuPaul and a panel of judges as "America's next drag superstar".

In 2011, RuPaul released the album Glamazon and then two years later he released a unisex fragrance with the same name.

Since the start of RuPaul's Drag Race he has hosted several other television shows. He has also been in various short films and music videos.

He has won the GLAAD Vito Russo Award and Outstanding Reality Program Award, The NewNowNext Best New Indulgence Award, TV.com's Best of 2012 Best Reality Show Judge/Host Award, Entertainment Weekly Best Dressed Reality TV Judge Award, Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality of Reality-Competition Program, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame Television Award.

RuPaul Videos

  • RuPaul on His Emmy Win, 'Drag Race' & "The True American Way"
  • Season 7 Trailer
  • RuPaul on Bethenny 2-26-14 Part 1 of 3 - YouTube

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like RuPaul for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for RuPaul, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for RuPaul or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book RuPaul?

    Booking fees for RuPaul, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire RuPaul, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for RuPaul?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like RuPaul for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent RuPaul or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for RuPaul or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

RuPaul is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book RuPaul for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. 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 Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Jane Lynch, Christian Siriano and Jay Manuel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling RuPaul for an upcoming event.

RuPaul Speaker Videos

  • RuPaul on His Emmy Win, 'Drag Race' & "The True American Way"
    Season 7 Trailer
  • RuPaul on Bethenny 2-26-14 Part 1 of 3 - YouTube
    "The Justin Root Show"- RuPaul - YouTube
  • RuPaul interviewed by Arsenio February 20, 2014 (full) - YouTube

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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