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RuPaul: Haters gonna hate

Published 20/06/2015

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RuPaul Charles advises people to do what makes them happy as they'll always be spoken about by others anyway.

The star is the person behind TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, which involves a hunt for the next big drag artist. RuPaul acts as a mentor and thanks to a successful career in the industry, he feels comfortable handing out some advice, which he thinks is relevant to everyone and not just drag artists.

"People are going to talk about you. And there's nothing you can do about it," he told British magazine Glamour. "So you might as well go ahead and do whatever you're gonna do. If I could go back and visit my younger self, I'd say, 'Everybody doesn't have to like you.' Really, the storyline of RuPaul's Drag Race is finding your own rhythm."

There are some other lessons the star believes are presented in the show. First up, it's time for people to start accepting what the universe is trying to tell them as, according to RuPaul, you'll always get pointers about the direction you should be taking.

"On the show, we give contestants challenges - and if they listen to what I say, and read me correctly, they're given clues as to how to succeed. Life is the same - you have to learn to read a situation if you want to get ahead," he said.

One of the biggest things RuPaul hopes to show viewers is that confidence is something which comes from within. He sees no point in looking to others for compliments when it's something you need to work on personally.

"I say this at the end of every show. It's the absolute key to self-confidence - but it can take a very long time to get there. Everyone's looking for someone else to give them that confidence. Well, let me tell you something, sister, it's you - the person in the mirror," he explained.

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