‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Finally Won the Goddamn Emmy

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Finally Won the Goddamn Emmy

Someone call CeCe Peniston because … finally … it’s happened to Ru!

RuPaul, Michelle Visage and a slew of producers took home the award for outstanding reality competition program during Monday night’s Emmy Awards telecast.

“Thank you so much, this is so lovely,” RuPaul said, gripping the golden statue in his hand. “Thank you so much. Thank you to the academy, this is so lovely. We are so happy to present this show. I would like to thank you on behalf of the 140 drag queens we’ve released into the wild.”

Drag Race took home the trophy for its tenth season, which featured iconic queens like The Vixen and season 10 winner Aquaria. Notably, The Vixen was the star of the clip played during the Emmys telecast while the show’s name was announced as a nominee.

Several of the show’s fans were psyched that The Vixen made it onto the Emmys telecast.

As RuPaul accepted the award, he dedicated it to “all the dreamers out there.” The reality television host played a bit part in the show’s opening musical number and presented an award alongside Drag Race megafan and Saturday Night Live comedian Leslie Jones.

RuPaul signed off by delivering her iconic closing line: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an ‘Amen!’ up in here? Now, let the music play!”  

Drag Race had previously been nominated in the category, losing to The Voice. RuPaul has won the Emmy for outstanding reality competition host three times in a row over the last three years. 


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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