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 queen. I discovered that it was my unique talent.
Though it wasnt exactly the career path he assumed hed take, RuPaul says that success is about finding your niche and working it.
Thats what he teaches contestants on his reality show, RuPauls Drag Race, which airs on Logo.
RuPaul hopes to find the next drag superstar to fill his high heels, but it wont 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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