Category is: legend receiving an iconic sidewalk award during a middle of the day ceremony eleganza extravaganza! It’s a mouthful, but hey – it’s a very specific look. Yesterday RuPaul was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the good people at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. If Ru looked at himself in the mirror and commanded “You betta work” before he stepped out onto Hollywood Boulevard, it shows. Mama Ru gave that star a proper reveal by dropping down onto the red carpet and serving poolside diva pose realness, which I believe is the absolute minimum level of drama required for such an event.
Ru was introduced by fellow legend Jane Fonda, because they’re friends, although I’d like to think Ru wanted to choose someone who also believes that reading is fundamental. And joining Ru on the red carpet was a variety of Ru’s best squirrelfriends, like his husband Georges LeBar, Ross Matthews, Candis Cayne, Todrick Hall, his three sisters and his tenth grade teacher. The only person missing was Michelle Visage. No, she didn’t miss the ceremony because she ran late trying to find press-ons that matched Ru’s suit; it’s because she’s in Ireland at the moment.
Here’s more from Ru’s Walk of Fame ceremony. A whole lot of Ru’s legendary status is from the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and I was certain there might be just a teensy bit more drama to the day. Like seeing Ru carried out on a throne made of blonde wigs by four shirtless members of the Pit Crew. I mean really, is that too much to ask?