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How RuPaul Went from Punk Rock Style to Drag | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network

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In a vintage moment from his 'Oprah Show' appearance in 1995, RuPaul tells Oprah Winfrey how he went from safety pins and mohawks to wigs and womenswear. For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit http://bit.ly/1ODj0x7 Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN #OWNTV #oprahwinfreyshow #Oprahwinfrey SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN Download the Watch OWN App: http://bit.ly/2hr1nX2 Download the OWN Bold Moves App: http://bit.ly/2hglOIa About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand -- and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. Discover OWN TV: Find OWN on your TV!: http://bit.ly/1wJ0ugI Our Fantastic Lineup: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE Connect with OWN Online: Visit the OWN WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE Like OWN on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1AXYujp Follow OWN on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1sJin8Y Follow OWN on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/LnqzMz Follow OWN on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/2dvfPeN How RuPaul Went from Punk Rock Style to Drag | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network http://www.youtube.com/user/OWN
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Colin Frink (7 days ago)
The vid of Ru Paul and Henry Rollins chilling in a car makes a bit more sense now
Célio P (9 months ago)
yessssssss
Zakaria AMGHAR (9 months ago)
genius
Mozart Herbert (11 months ago)
I love to watch Ru interviews, I could listen to him all day long <3
Paris Hurt (1 year ago)
Wat a starrrr
truth betold (1 year ago)
hes so great!
nickseacruz (1 year ago)
Ru has really been a pioneer and paved the way for so many. Fearlessly authentic.
brunom72 (1 year ago)
that's a famous line from the 1950's Rosalyn Russell movie "Auntie Mame" : '...life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death...'
Bebe Huxley (1 year ago)
I love you Ru, you're in my mind and heart and soul whenever I need guru sparkles
Shalon Jackson (1 year ago)
Rupaul Was, Is, and Will Always be THE Drag Queen
Johannes P (1 year ago)
I wish Ru would do more interviews for this generation. Mama got a lot of Truth Tea to spill.
Titus Barto (1 year ago)
He's not wearing a nail! He's come a long way 😅
Jeff Werth (1 year ago)
You could tell this was before the quality of lace fronts and Ru's bottom line were not where they are today. You've come a long way, baby!
Pony Labelle (1 year ago)
Dog passing by in d street.. !?!? I'm done !! LOL.. Luvs u so much Mama Ru !!!
Jordan Mezzetti (1 year ago)
Icon!!!
sandcastlecollapsing (1 year ago)
I would love the full interview please, Ru has always been a shining example of a warm soul.
Edwin Torres (1 year ago)
MOTHA RU'!
Robert Poston (1 year ago)
PUH-LEEEZE Post this WHOLE interview!!! I remember seeing it LIVE when it originally aired in '95 for the very first time. I was going thru a really rough time in my life that day and this interview coming on outta the blue was like a gift from God. Thank you for posting it!!!
Yolycher Fan (1 year ago)
love rupaul!
bedshaped85 (1 year ago)
serving nothing but fab and glam in the mid 90s! u betta work! ❤❤❤
Jacob Cannon (1 year ago)
"Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death" So, I'm guessing no one in the audience or comments have seen Auntie Mame?
Faiisal (1 year ago)
i mean the lace front girl.. what a legenT!
David Shelton (1 year ago)
Facts and Truth!🙄 Snapity-snap, snap, snap! You better work Ru!😆😆😆😉😗
Milhouse (1 year ago)
Beautiful and Brilliant. Rupaul is one of the most articulate celebrities in the world.
nmkrios (1 year ago)
0:46 HONEY OOOOOH HOOOOOOONEY HONEEEEEY
Thee Head Turner (1 year ago)
HONEYYYY!
Vladimir Villefranche (1 year ago)
Ive been looking for this interview FOR YEARS !!! THANK YOU OPRAH'S TEAM !!!
dee archives (1 year ago)
"life is a banquet and most people are starving to death.." brilliant and so true. thank you
Digby Dooright (1 year ago)
That's a line from "Auntie Mame" with Rosalind Russell.
cristina solano (1 year ago)
He's the best!!!!!
Iamher Monica (1 year ago)
Wigs have come a long way!
SOCIAL CHAMELEON (1 year ago)
That's that good lace front. Ru was on that Lace Front game waaaaayyy before everyone else!
Brandon Spriggs (1 year ago)
Iamher Monica yes they have.
fotomusic (1 year ago)
more Ru please!!
iaint sorry (1 year ago)
lol ru doesnt have to seperate men from dogs..
p gb (1 year ago)
ru was the mom I never had tbh
ladyofwisdom2 (1 year ago)
Rupaul is very beautiful and so fierce😚😊😚
Chim Cham (1 year ago)
"Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death" omfg so true. We have so many aspects of ourselves that we never explore nor dare to because we are confided by conventions, cultures, religions, traditions and by societies at large. Dare to be different, dare to be a multifaceted you.
tensacross (1 year ago)
ru didn't credit it to name because for a gay audience ru wouldn't need to credit it. I can see the look in his face when he realizes, oh, these people don't know that line haha
Blessed Be (1 year ago)
yeah everyone should wear dreadlocks its soo cool.
Ed Reid (1 year ago)
I'm sure he did, but he made it his own...should've credited it....
Carsen Ray (1 year ago)
Ed Reid Ru probably knows that
KatyDelMar (1 year ago)
and confided by fear...
Nancy G (1 year ago)
love it!!!
Edie xo (1 year ago)
yes <3
Chauncey Perkins (1 year ago)
very well said !!
love you Ru!
Carolyn Johnson (1 year ago)
A lot of crazy moments happened on this show but it is still an amazing journey and the best hopefully is still yet to come it's amazing what happens when light truly overcomes darkness and the matter how much you been blessed and influential over the world 🌎 we have today!)
Ed Reid (1 year ago)
"Life is a banquet".... from Auntie Mame guys...
L H (1 year ago)
No Thanks
L H (1 year ago)
+Fabulous Divo You stupid
L H (1 year ago)
Chim Cham You leave I have the right to comment!
Chim Cham (1 year ago)
L H Then leave. Didn't nobody force you to click tbh
L H (1 year ago)
+LadyUsako B Duh 🙄
Ebony Eyez (1 year ago)
RuPaul is from San Diego CA
Omar Orozco (1 year ago)
YASSS QUEEEN
nature is great! (1 year ago)
Hell naw, to the naw naw naw oh hell to the naw.
Anthony hacic (1 year ago)
Rupaul is so amazing don't trash him henny
MADAME DON (1 year ago)
Wow!
Jailene Torres (1 year ago)
Where is the whole interview?
Almando Herrera (1 year ago)
Yes Mama Ru!!!!!!!

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