RuPaul is a goddess. She’s gorgeous, talented and has legs long enough to wrap around our head. Twice. And now that her first reality competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, has taken LOGO (and VH1!) by storm, the Supermodel of the World is busier than ever. So we had to promise extra flattery and soft lighting to get her to answer a few of our questions about the show, as well as a hot topic or two, just for grins.
Q: First of all, we’re love-love-loving Drag Race. It’s the most entertaining reality competition on television. And we’re not just saying that to butter you up. What has the “Drag Race” experience been like for you?
A: It's been absolutely fabulous. It was great meeting, quite literally, the cream of the crop of what America has to offer. These girls have a fearlessness that embodies the tradition of drag.
Q: Any scoop you can give us on the finale? Will it be Bebe Zahara Benet? Nina Flowers? Rebecca Glasscock?
A: Nope, you have to watch for yourself.
Q: What was your favorite moment from making the show, either something that made the final cut or something that happened behind the scenes?
A: I was always excited to see what the girls would be wearing every time they hit the runway. It was like opening several birthday gifts every day.
Q: Is there a second season in the works, and if so, is there really room for two more international drag superstars? Quite frankly, we’re not ready for you to relinquish that title.
A: There is absolutely enough room for more international drag superstars because there are so many different types of drag queens. On our show alone we have girls who represent the quirky, the diva, the showgirl, the ingénue, the edgy and the sexpot.
Q: For those special-occasion-only drag queens, what are three things a man can do to be more believable when dressing as a woman?
A: First of all, the goal isn't to dress as a woman because most women wear jeans and t-shirts. The goal is to find your own unique frequency and expand on that and here are three rules that must never be broken.
1) Always wear at least one pair of false eyelashes.
2) Never wear your own hair (at the very least, a hair piece).
3) Always wear high heels, never flats.
Q: “Champion” is our latest iTunes album purchase and it’s great. What’s your favorite track on there?
A: Thank you so much, I think it's my best album ever. My favorite track changes from day to day but currently the one I can't get enough of is “Jealous Of My Boogie.”
Q: Will there ever be a RuPaul week on American Idol? That, we’d love to see!
A: Probably not, but I've been told they now have a segment called “lip-sing for your life.”
Q: Who’s got the biggest Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent in Hollywood right now?
A: Without a doubt, undeniably, Beyoncé; she studies old Cher and Diana concerts and is clearly the architect of her image. The woman is brilliant.
Q: Will you ever hang up the duct-tape and wigs for good? If so, what will you do for your drag swan song?
A: I actively stay in the moment. As soon I step one stiletto into the future and put one stiletto into the past I'm pissing on the present. The focus must always be on the now.
Q: What will the RuPaul legacy be on pop culture?
A: I will leave that to the historians. My job is to stay interested in being creative.
RuPaul's Drag Race airs on LOGO Mondays at 10:00 p.m., on VH1 Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. Past episodes and extras on www.rupaulsdragrace.com.
Music from RuPaul's CD “Champion” is featured on “RuPaul's Drag Race” and available on iTunes.
Be sure to check out the “Cover Girl” video from “Champion”