Really, does this news even come as a surprise? Folks, RuPaul has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2017 in the icon category.
“The iconic host, advocate, drag queen, singer, model, actor and author is a trailblazer who continues to break down barriers in a career that spans over 25 years,” said Time in a statement.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell profiled Ru for the magazine, saying she’s “blessed” to know him.
Now, through RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently premiered on VH1 after eight seasons on Logo, millions more people are getting to know Ru like I do. It’s incredible what he’s done for the drag queens who compete on that show—bringing them out, introducing them to a mainstream audience and letting them be proud of who they are and what they want to be.
Watch Time’s video project on Ru below.