• RuPaul is a drag queen and cultural icon
  • He turns 63 today
  • HERE are 5 fun facts about him

It's a holiday for drag queens everywhere. Why? Because it's RuPaul's birthday today! RuPaul Andre Charles turns 63 years old today. It's been decades of fun for fans who have enjoyed watching Ru on stage. These days he hosts the highly popular 'RuPaul's Drag Race' that has editions all over the world.

RuPaul still has many years left to go

Here are five fun facts about the famous drag queen. 1: His name, "Ru," comes from the creole soup and stew base "roux", in recognition of his Louisiana heritage.

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2: RuPaul was crowned "The Queen of Manhattan" in 1989. Ru has been a huge icon in the city of New York where he has performed countless times, and has inspired many other shows...

Watch the video above to learn more!