RuPaul: The Man Behind the Queen

Back in the early '90s, RuPaul hosted some portion of MTV's Spring Break in a skimpy bathing suit and super high heels. I was about 12 then, and watching it on TV when my Grandpa walked in and said, "Whoa, look at the legs on her." And I was like, "Grandpa! That's a boy!" That was 20 years ago—RuPaul has achieved an incredible staying power in our fickle pop-cultural landscape, but how much do you really know about him? The Daily's Rich Juzwiak spent a week in the life of Ru to craft the most intimate profile of the world's most famous drag queen, that include details about his long-term relationship with his boyfriend (who's a cowboy!), his thoughts on celebrity and living a duality, and why he got sober.

The Tao of Ru [The Daily]