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RuPaul Gives Stephen Colbert a Crash Course in ‘Drag Race’

Tonight is the night that every RuPaul’s Drag Race fan has been waiting for for months. All Stars comes to VH1 with season three. Trixie, Milk, Shangela, and more of our favorite RPDR alums return to battle it out for the ultimate crown, including an additional queen that will be announced tonight.

On the eve of the season premiere, Mama Ru herself made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Last night, he paid a visit to the talk show host to spread some much-needed drag wisdom. The drag icon made a lively entrance as the show’s band played a funky spin on her single, “Supermodel.”

Ru started by sending a heartfelt plea to First Lady Melania Trump. “Melania, come and join the other side,” he said. “I know you want it, baby. You’re halfway there already. Let me help you.”

The two also recalled their skit for the Emmy Awards, in which Ru played the golden statue. Colbert also brought up Ru’s statement that he’d “rather have an enema than an Emmy,” to which Ru responded, “Well, I’d like to think I could have both, Stephen.”

Ru also wished his husband a happy birthday and one year wedding anniversary.

But it was Ru’s drag wisdom that was the topic of the evening. He explained to Colbert the philosophy that “we’re all born naked, and the rest is drag.” He dubbed Colbert’s drag as executive realness. They also tackled some drag vocabulary, such as “the T,” “okrrr,” and “squirrel friends.”

RuPaul has to be the most entertaining guest Stephen Colbert has had. This makes us wonder, since Ru has built a drag empire that encompasses film, television, and social media, could a late-night talk show be in his future? He’s already proven he can take on the day-time hosting duties.

Season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars premieres tonight at 8/7c on VH1. Watch RuPaul’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below:


Glenn Garner

Glenn Garner is a southern boy, a Drag Race fan, and the love child of Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat.

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