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RuPaul wins third Emmy as ‘Drag Race’ host

RuPaul Charles won his third Emmy tonight for Outstanding Host for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

He took the stage and said: “Everbody say ‘love!’” “Now drive that down to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!”

Ru went on to say: “Our show is about love and the tenacity of the human spirit. We are so happy to present all these queens to the world.”

Backstage Ru was asked about the positivity of the show and how it affects today’s politically charged social climate.

“The divisiveness is new to you, to the white folks. But for outsiders, for us, the gay, black — we have survived and thrived in this kind of atmosphere all of our lives. At Drag Race we’ve always done what we do, and we will continue to do what we do. It’s really about looking at life as a big choice and you can see the glass as half-full, or half-empty — one choice is correct and the other choice will be painful.

“I choose joy,” he added. “That’s why our show is so successful.”

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