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RuPaul’s 6 Tips for Handling Criticism

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jun 9, 2021 • 3 min read

RuPaul Charles’s chameleonic qualities have made him a television icon, spiritual guide, and the most commercially successful drag queen in United States history. Over a nearly three-decade career, he’s ushered in a new era of visibility for drag, upended gender norms, and highlighted queer talent from across the world—all while dressed as a fierce glamazon. As someone in the spotlight for decades, RuPaul learned to build a deep well of confidence, self-love, and a critical understanding of the roots of human psychology. RuPaul offers his tips for dealing with criticism.