Thursday, June 9, 2011


One of my favorite TV shows is "RuPaul's Drag Race" and the second season just ended a little while ago (no disrespect to Raja but Manilla Luzon was robbed!) and it reminded me that it has almost been ten years since RuPaul Charles burst on to the scene as a glamorous songstress.

Now, I know Beyonce has said that when she performs she becomes her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce (which is a drag name, if ever I heard one) but I think there is also a little RuPaul in there as well, most especially with the way Ms Knowles looks now, in fact, they could be sisters.

Anyway, "Supermodel (You Better Work) (LP Version)" was RuPaul's biggest hit, just missing the top-ten on the pop charts in 1993 and it is still a fun song. It lists all of the top supermodels of the day (Linda! Cindy! Naomi!), a time when only first names were needed to know exactly who they were. Today, models don't have much cultural impact and they're certainly not that many memorable faces working now as they all tend to look alike.

Let's go back to the time when models had faces then:

"Supermodel (You Better Work)" - RuPaul (1993)

 As a bonus, here is the video for Ru's hilarious song, "Back To My Roots (LP Version)":

And as another bonus, here is the video of the title track from RuPaul new CD, "Glamazon" that uses clips of Ru and the contestants from the tv show working the runway:


During a loving musical tribute while receiving this year's lifetime achievement award from BET, we were reminded of what an amazing ...