Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1960 – Born Rupaul Andre Charles on November 17th, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters.
1992 – He met Mathu his make-up artist and Zaldy his costume designer, the two studied every inch of his body and went on to create some of Rupaul’s most famous costumes and build what he calls the "Glamazon Look". The success of "Supermodel" had Rupaul performing at a Gay rights rally in Washington D.C., on the same spot Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
1993 – His debut album, "Supermodel of the World", was released, but it failed on the Billboard Charts until the following year, when the success of the single "Supermodel (You Better Work)" a tribute to the divas of the fashion world placed in the top 30 on the Pop Charts.
1994-2001 – He appeared in the movies, Who is Cletis Tout?, The Truth About Jane, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, But I’m a Cheerleader, Ed TV, A Very Brady Sequel, Fle, Catwalk, Blue in the Face, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, The Brady Bunch Movie and Crooklyn.
2002 – Rupaul recorded a duet with Elton John, "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart," which charted on the American charts but proved more successful in Europe, where the two co-hosted England’s Brit Awards and RuPaul taped a popular Christmas special.
– Wrote the autobiography "Lettin It All Hang Out".
– A Christmas album titled "Ho, Ho, Ho," was released. After moving to Rhino Records for his third album Foxy Lady, RuPaul made some noise in the clubs once again with the supermodel sister single "Snapshot" and the moving self-inspired "A Little Bit Of Love".
– Rupaul was honored by The Most Beautiful Transsexuals In The World Association, commending him for his outreach support on the Gay and Lesbian community with their Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his over 10 year conquest and establishing fashion and glamour in the entertainment idustry.
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