The one and only RuPaul takes the cover of Cosmopolitan UK Magazine‘s December / January edition captured by fashion photographers Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba. Beauty is work of hair stylist Curtis Foreman, and makeup artist David “Raven” Petruschin. For the cover RuPaul is wearing dress by Zaldy.
I think drag is like Clark Kent to Superman. Superman is about someone who has powers they haven’t quite discovered yet. And that is every human being on this planet. Everybody should do a version of their super-exaggerated drag, just to see what superpowers emerge once you put the costume on!
I love Drag Race for that reason – watching these men give themselves permission to behave in ways that society would not let them and then watching the emotions come up. I feel so bad for men in our culture, because the rule book says that men after 13 are not supposed to show emotion. We live in a culture where men are really suffering. – RuPaul
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