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RuPaul Makes History During Creative Arts Emmys!

The Queen of Drag added another Emmy to his growing collection at last night’s Primetime Emmy ceremony; ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ won the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Series. Acknowledging his latest achievement, we are reposting this September 2016 article.

RuPaul added another Emmy to his collection at last night's Primetime Emmy ceremony;
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: TV personality RuPaul Charles, winner of Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program, poses in the press room during the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

RuPaul has been WERKING and serving the entertainment industry for decades while also boosting the confidence and fearlessness of drag queens around the world.

And on Sunday night, his hard work was well-acknowledged during the Creative Arts Emmys. After hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race for eight seasons, he won his first Emmy, for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

The category pitted him against the likes of Steve Harvey, Ryan Seacrest and Heidi Klum, to name a few.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is groundbreaking for a couple of reasons: First, it’s the first reality-competition show for drag queens. In addition, it airs on LOGO TV, a network that targets the LGBT community. And last, winning and Emmy further brings mainstream visibility to the LGBT community.

Watch the Emmy-winner’s tear-jerking interview with Entertainment Tonight below.

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