RuPaul grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s. He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his various flamboyant acts on stage. After battling drug addiction and living in poverty Rupaul was given a record contract by the famous duo Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, with the hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records. His debut album, "Supermodel of the World", was released in , 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.
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RuPaul Charles is arguably the most commercially successful drag queen in America. It gained mass viewership, especially among LGBT audiences, by mainstreaming a part of gay life — drag queens and drag queen culture — never before seen as the subject of a TV show. From the beginning of his career, RuPaul has been a serious businessman. After his career began in Atlanta in the s, RuPaul quickly became a master of marketing, branding, and self-promotion.
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Ten years on, and it has grown to become one of the defining series of our age, helping to make drag a mainstream artform like never before. In the US, there have been 11 regular series, as well as four All Stars series, which now fill the gaps between the regular seasons, and feature the return of popular ex-contestants for another shot at a title. Now, RuPaul is making the franchise truly international by rolling out a series of spin-offs — there have been two series of Drag Race Thailand, while this week comes the launch of Drag Race UK; Drag Race Canada and Australia are set to follow. But, of course, there is far more to the drag scene than a television show.