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RuPaul Shares The Touching Message He Would Give To His Younger Self 

RuPaul Shares The Touching Message He Would Give To His Younger Self 

The Drag Race host has revealed what message he’d give to his younger self as part of his book tour for his memoir, The House of Hidden Meanings

Towards the end of every season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as the finalists stand on stage in hopes of making their way to the grand finale, and ultimately taking home the crown, RuPaul asks them one last question: What advice would you give your younger self? Now RuPaul has answered his own question, telling fans the advice that he’d like to be able to have given to little RuPaul Andre Charles.

Speaking at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, as part of the press tour to promote his new memoir, The House of Hidden Meanings, the Emmy-winning TV host was asked what he would say to his younger self – much as finalists on Drag Race are.

“Get out of San Diego,” RuPaul joked at first. “I was reading magazines about Andy Warhol and David Bowie and Liza Minnelli,” he went on, more seriously. “I wanted to be a part of that, and nothing was happening in San Diego. It’s a very sleepy town, I wanted to go find my tribe.

“So, what I would say to younger me? I would say: ‘Honey, it’s gonna get real good, just hold tight.’

“I packed a suitcase at 15 years old, and have never unpacked it since.”

RuPaul’s bestselling memoir lifts the lid on his career and life before he hit the big time and became the Queen of Drag. As well as opening up about his relationship with husband Georges LeBar, whom he married in January 2017, the memoir tells of the drag superstar’s struggle with substance abuse over the years.

RuPaul’s The House of Hidden Meanings is available at bookstores across Canada now.

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