Friday, February 13, 2009

RuPaul Accidentally Discovers His Drag Queen Talent

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Flamboyant entertainer RuPaul didn’t always know he’d be America’s No. 1 drag queen.

In fact, drag was just something RuPaul got dragged into by his buddies back in the ’80s, when he joined a rock ’n’ roll band.

RuPaul says his band would play shows in New York dressed in drag to “shock audiences,” and the response to his cross-dressing was overwhelming.

He explains, “The crowds were wowed and took interest to me as a drag queen. I took note of this and discovered that it was my unique talent.”

Though it wasn’t exactly the career path he assumed he’d take, RuPaul says that success is about finding your niche and “working it.”

That’s what he teaches contestants on his show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which airs Mondays on Logo.

RuPaul hopes to find the next drag superstar to fill his high heels, but it won’t be easy.

To truly make it in the drag queen biz, he says “tenacity” is key, as well as style, pizzazz, and, of course, killer lip-synching skills.

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