RuPaul Could Tie Survivor Host Jeff Probst for Emmy Record

RuPaul Charles of the series RuPaul's Drag Race may end up tying with Survivor's Jeff Probst for the amount of Emmys given for Best Reality Host.

RuPaul Drag Race Emmy Win

RuPaul Charles of RuPaul's Drag Race could tie the record with Survivor's Jeff Probst for the most Emmys given for Best Reality Host. Of the two, RuPaul was was nominated this year, putting him in a position to tie with Probst.

RuPaul is one of the world's most famous drag queens with one of the most infectious personalities. No only is he the host on his own reality competition show, he also plays judge and mentor as well. The show aims to crown America's next "Drag Queen Superstar" with the support of RuPaul himself. His hard work and persistence has set a precedent for his show, paired with the show's unique concept, as well as the overarching theme of acceptance. As he result, he's taken home quite a few Emmys.

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The Best Reality Host category for the Emmys has only been around for the last 11 years, and as of now, Probst holds the reality host record with four wins under his belt. Meanwhile, RuPaul has won best the Best Reality Host for three years in a row, from 2016 - 2018, and according to Gold Derby, another win could lead to a tie with Probst. As for 2019, RuPaul's Drag Race has 9 Emmy nominations, one of those being for The Best Reality Host category.

RuPaul Drag Race Emmy Win

Meanwhile, Survivor is only nominated for two Emmys this year and isn't in the running for best host. With RuPaul being close behind Probst with three wins, as well as the opportunity for a fourth, this might be the year the RuPaul ties with the current record-holder. RuPaul will face off for the title against Ellen DeGeneres for Ellen’s Game of Games, James Corden for The World’s BestMarie Kondo for Tidying Up, and Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for Making It. Probst hasn't been nominated for the host award since 2011.

RuPaul's overwhelmingly positive outlook, paired with his endearing and colorful personality, makes it possible that he may very well end up stealing the spotlight from Probt as the most recognized reality TV host. And, as fans are well aware, RuPaul is not only a host, but an actor, model, singer, songwriter, and author - not to mention one of the most successful drag queens of all time. His Emmy wins should come as an inspiration to anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, and pulling off a record-breaking achievement is proof that he and his show are just as relevant as ever.

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Source: Gold Derby

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