RuPaul: Drag Race host talks about his unique way of saving lives

The reality TV megastat famous for catchphrases such as 'sashay away' gave the most incredible advice about saving drowning people

Helen Nianias
Tuesday 02 June 2015 16:54
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RuPaul in drag in 2014
RuPaul in drag in 2014

Drag queen RuPaul Andre Charles has said that he believes sending "loving energy" is the best thing to do in a crisis, even if someone's life is at stake.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, Drag Race host RuPaul explained how he helps in a sticky spot.

"I remember once I had this place that overlooked the Hudson River," he told the website, "and I saw this guy on a sailboat and it had capsized and I went to the phone thinking: 'I’ve got to call someone'.

"But then I thought: 'What’s the best thing I can do? You know what? I’m gonna pray for this person. I’m gonna send them loving energy.'"

The writer notes that RuPaul "does not say whether the man survived".

Recently, RuPaul said that people who voted against gay marriage in Ireland "need to get out more often and learn to love themselves."

RuPaul has been working in drag since 1982, and is seen as a trailblazer. After being signed as the face of MAC Cosmetics in 1994, he became the first ever drag supermodel.

During his publicity tour after it was announced the programme was to be aired on British channel truTV, RuPaul has given tips on confidence as well as what to do in event of a shipwreck.

He told The Debrief: "Focus on your breathing! It will really help you with your confidence because it will remind you who you really are. What you are is not who the magazines tell you, what you are is a manifestation of the power that created the whole universe and that’s a tall order to accept.

"Especially in our culture, women have been trained and domesticated to believe that they are second-class citizens. They are not; they are equal parts of what makes this world work."

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