In it’s ninth season of production (and the highly anticipated All Stars 2 coming out on August 25th), RuPaul of the cult-ish RuPaul’s Drag Race, has been nominated for his first Emmy and we couldn’t be more excited for him. Building an empire and following as an outsider, RuPaul spoke with Variety and sprinkled her famous words of wisdom hitting topics like breaking boundaries, role models, and what his greatest accomplishment is.
Check out the interview after the cut:
On breaking boundaries and the most challenging part of his career:
You’ve broken so many boundaries, but what has been the biggest challenge of your career?
There’s so much hypocrisy and bulls–t out there, do I really want to put myself forth and go for it? That’s the biggest struggle. The biggest struggle in my career has been still wanting to do it, especially when you come up against so much bulls–t and when you see that the unwashed masses don’t want to be challenged or don’t want to do anything different…And that’s fine, but when you come up with something that is very special that you put your heart and soul into and you can’t get the support around it, it’s very discouraging. That’s the inner struggle that plagues every sweet, sensitive soul that approaches a career in the arts.
On role models:
Who are some of your role models?
The only person I look up to — and not just in show business but also in the world — is a little lady named Judge Judy! Honestly.
On his greatest accomplishment:
What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career?
“Drag Race” launching the careers of 100 queens that are working non-stop, around the world this very moment.
Read the rest of the interview here.
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