RuPaul’s Drag Race's RuPaul has tied Survivor host Jeff Probst for Emmy record. The famous drag queen's hard work has paid off with a fourth Emmy win, tying him with Probst for the record for most Emmys in the reality TV host category.
RuPaul was best known for his singing, acting, modeling, and an all-around TV personality. He has produced and hosted his hit TV show, Rupaul's Drag Race since 2009; the series allows constants to compete against one another to vie for the title of the top drag queen. To date, RuPaul is measured to be the most successful mainstream drag queen of his time. In 2017, RuPaul made Time’s Magazine 100 most influential people in the world list.
At the Emmy awards this past Saturday, (via Deadline) it seems that there is a new reality TV host in town and he's vying to be number one. The famed drag queen, RuPaul Charles won his fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program which tied with Jeff Probst, host of Survivor for the most wins in the category. While humbling accepting his award, the singer dedicated his win to Drag Race co-executive Jacqueline Wilson who the show recently lost. In Los Angeles where the Creative Arts Emmys were being hosted, the drag queen gushed about how sweet the win was. The grateful host continued to say that the show had been able to foster acceptance "for all the kids who dance to the beat of a different drummer."
Cameras caught a glimpse of RuPaul backstage where he was struggling to put words together to describe the current win. When asked about his outfit choice for the night, he perked up, saying it was one of his favorites as he was wearing a big lavender bow above his shirt. He said, "I wanted to do a pussy bow because I love a pussy bow, who doesn’t love a pussy bow?" The star was then asked how big he thinks he could make the Drag Race franchise as it was very popular in the United States. The model explained that there was a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race that was set to air October 3rd on BBC 3, a version in Thailand in the word, and lastly a version in Chile called Switch. The reality show host did comment that drag would never become mainstream because it is still "not politically correct." RuPaul then proudly stated, “You are born naked, and the rest is drag… we are all God in drag, and that is a radical thought for most people to envelop.” Luckily, VH1 renewed RuPaul's Drag Race announcing that the show would make its grand return for a 12th, and its spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars would be returning for its 5th.
Now that the hit VH1 show has been confirmed for a new season, fans of RuPaul's Drag Race can rejoice in knowing they will have many hours of entertainment to come. The costumes are set to be grander, the challenges will be harder, and RuPaul’s quick-witted comments (and wigs) will, of course, be on point. Fans can tune into VH1 when the new season airs to watch all the festivities unfold.