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RuPaul: I'm my own inspiration

Published 30/05/2015

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RuPaul has praised Khloé Kardashian's understanding of the "fantasy and reality" of fashion.

RuPaul Andre Charles hosts TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, which is a search for the next big American drag queen.

The star's been dressing up as his feminine alter ego for decades and so although many look to the A-list for inspiration, it's not something which is on his radar.

"I've been doing this for so long that I've found my own rhythm and look. Once you get out into space, you don't need that fuselage any more. You draw inspiration from within," she told British magazine Heat.

RuPaul's Drag Race has a cult following and has seen many big names step in as judges. One of those was Khloé Kardashian, famed for starring in her family's own reality show. RuPaul will always have a special place in her heart for the statuesque beauty.

"She is so great. We have had her on the show twice actually, because of her white-hot exposure to media and pop culture," she explained. "She understands both sides of that coin where you have fantasy and reality, and drag sits right in the middle of that world. Drag is reminding our culture to not take itself too seriously, to remind them that what it says on your driver's license or birth certificate is just a small portion of who you are."

Kelly Osbourne has also done the honours, and she was another standout for RuPaul.

"A good judge is someone who straddles fantasy and reality [while] understanding the importance of both, and Kelly definitely has that balance," she said.

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