Delicious Sound Bites From The Queen Of Drag

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RuPaul is in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, and you've got to love some of the things that come out of her mouth:

On taking a break from the spotlight:

"It wasn't a meltdown or anything. It really had more to do with understanding the temperature socially. Now [in the Barack Obama era] it's the perfect time to reemerge."

On her "look" in RuPaul's Drag Race:

"All drag is a sampling of pop culture. My whole image is one part Dolly Parton, one part Cher, three parts Diana, and one part David Bowie. If you've seen pictures of Tyra, you'd think she was sampling me."


On staying looking so fierce:

"I don't drink, I don't smoke, I eat good. Sometimes I cheat on the diet — you know, I'm human. I love brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tarts."

On finding a successor; the winner of Drag Race (crowned March 23):

"[It]would be interesting for me and the world. It would signal our cultural evolution. I think someone could surpass [my fame]."


On the overly-lit way the show is filmed:

"It's all about the lighting! I'm the friggin' star of the show!"

RuPaul On 'Drag Race': Five Rules For A Killer Comeback [EW]
RuPaul Does Entertainment Weekly [World Of Wonder]
Related: RuPaul's "Champion" Is The #1 Album On The iTunes Dance Chart! [WoW]


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Ok, shout out for the tech nerds out there, but does anyone else pronounce "Drupal" as if it rhymed with RuPaul? 'cause everyone in my shop does and damned if any of us can stop it.

There is nothing like having your systems guy (who looks like a viking) talking about DRupaul then snap his fingers and give a fierce walk. God bless, RuPaul.