This week, RuPaul Charles debuted a wax figure of himself out of drag as Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Charles had previously made history as the first drag performer to receive a figure in drag and has figured at Tussauds locations in Hollywood, Amsterdam, and even Sydney. It is maybe only right that his famed show RuPaul's Drag Race now has iterations in Holland and Down Under (which covers Australia.) The new figure is the first to feature Ru in his bald and bespeckled glory.
"This is my male persona which in recent years has become pretty much just as famous as my drag persona," RuPaul told ET Online of the figure. That has come largely due to the success of Drag Race, where RuPaul spends half of the episode out of drag. He has also done the lionshare of his appearances related to the series and other projects he has, out of drag.
"This historic figure is important to me because I love the fact that fans will be able to come to Las Vegas and stand close to this human who has been able to make their dreams come true," he said. "Show business is one of the hardest professions you can choose for yourself and then you add to it drag, and [because of] some of the subversive concepts that people have attached to drag, it's not been easy."