Internationally known drag queen, recording artist, actor, and Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles is tapped to be one of the latest recipients of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California! The star will be the Walk of Fame's 2,631st addition as RuPaul joins Jennifer Lawrence, Shonda Rimes, Ryan Murphy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kirsten Dunst, Niecy Nash and many more in accepting this honor for 2018. Additionally, Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin are to be honored posthumously.
After being announced as an honoree last summer by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Selection Committee, it's been reported that RuPaul's star will be revealed on Friday March 16th 2018 at 11:30AM. The location of the star is right in front of the World of Wonder offices - the mastermind television production team behind RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, and many more of Ru's projects.
According to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies “RuPaul is a Ruvolutionary performer who brought the art of Drag into the American public eye and made it mainstream. We are proud to add this groundbreaking entertainer on our historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
If you are unable to attend the event on March 16th - the entire event will be live-streamed here.
Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul have been extremely supportive of the ceremony on social media. The reaction ranged from emotional descriptions on how RuPaul's work serves as an inspiration to meme-worthy viral hilarity.
The past year has been quite the rollercoaster for RuPaul personally and professionally. Career successes include winning the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program at the 2017 Emmy Awards and taking home the trophy for Best Reality Competition at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Additionally, the premiere of the third All Stars edition of RuPaul's Drag Race was the highest rated non-sports program of the night.
Congratulations are also in order as Ru also secretly tied the knot with his longtime partner of 23 years Georges LeBar - a ranch owner that lives in Wyoming.
RuPaul also has a lot of exciting projects coming in the next couple months. It was recently announced that he will be joining Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the cast of their hit Netflix show Grace and Frankie.
The 10th season of fan-favorite RuPaul's Drag Race is also on the horizon. It premieres on Thursday March 23rd 2018 on VH1 and will feature pop-star Christina Aguilera as it's first guest judge.