Last night RuPaul Charles made TV history by becoming the most-awarded person of color with 11 Emmy wins.
Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race picked up the award for best reality competition program.
In the LA Times, Ru said the possibility of making history was very meaningful,
“I have all the scars to show you from a career in show business.
Actually, I climbed up on stage, the first time for money, in 1982 and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s been a long, hard road, but I have enjoyed every minute of it.”
Six of RuPaul’s wins were for outstanding host for a reality or competition program, the latest of which was won at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys.
In his acceptance speech, RuPaul said
“They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage…
… and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you .For you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby.
Come on to Mama Ru!”