America's first drag queen superstar
RuPaul denies he's a gay icon as all-gay cabler Logo prepares on
Monday to premiere the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
“As an icon?” RuPaul
told celebrity website ShowBizSpy.com. “I probably am. That's
none of my business. What other people think of me is none of my
“I love that people enjoy what I do.
That is such a blessing. I am such a fortunate, fortunate person and
I'm so grateful for all the gifts I've been given,” he added,
insisting he would be RuPaul whether “people dug it or not.”
RuPaul's outrageous reality show
searches for America's next superstar drag queen.
Contestants on the show face a barrage
of fashion-related and talent challenges in their quest to win a
prize package that includes a headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race
Tour, a lifetime supply of Kryolan Professional Make-up and a cash
prize of $75,000.
Guest judges on the upcoming third
season of the show include Fantasia, Carmen Electra, Margaret Cho and
Adam Lambert and Queer
Eye for the Straight Guy
alum Jai Rodriguez were among the stars at RuPaul's premiere party