Actor, drag queen, author, recording artist and reigning supermodel of the world RuPaul has taught us a lot on his shows "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Drag U." We've learned that there's more than one definition of "tuck," that "shade" doesn't only refer to makeup and that being "sickening" is a compliment. But, most of all, RuPaul has taught us how to have confidence and live our lives "with uniqueness, nerve and talent."
Since it's the start of the new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race Allstars" and RuPaul is just amazing, we decided to put together a collection of his most inspiring RuPaul-isms. Always candid but never catty, RuPaul manages to be hilarious while still staying true to his main message: love. So just turn up "Supermodel (You Better Work)," put on some heels and start reading these quotes. They're sure to be your mantras in no time.
"Anybody who can step out of the house with a pair of heels and some lipstick on their lips is my hero."
“Look at me -- a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.”
“We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”
"Don't be afraid to use all the colors in the crayon box."
“When I think about my Glamazon, would that character get down if someone said her thighs were heavy? No, she knows what other people think is none of her damn business.”
"I'm a regular Joe...I just have the unique ability to accessorize."
"Style is a celebratory expression of your life force. You must approach it with a sense of joie de vivre."
"You have to use what you have to get what you want."
"Every time I bat a lash is a political statement."
“When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do.”
“When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.”
"Learn to love yourself, 'cause if you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?"
"With hair, heels and attitude, honey, I am through the roof."
"Rise up and be fearless like a Maasai warrior. Stake your claim in this lifetime. Remember who you really are. Unleash the dragon and let these bitches have it!"
"Don't take life too seriously."
Two Minutes With RuPaul
In this video, the famous drag queen philosophizes on freedom, femininity and of course, fashion.