Happy Birthday to RuPaul! She's 50! She Can Kick! And Stretch! And Wuuuuuurrrk!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen... It was 50 years ago today that the universe welcomed the arrival of the Supermodel of the World!!! Today, the icon of all dragazons, RuPaul herself turns 50! Attagirl!

I could reminisce for hours about the amazingness that is RuPaul, but a fab way to celebrate the diva is to check out her brief self-penned biography at It's major!

Ru cuts up, circa 1995. Love it!

A few highlights from Ru's own story...

1960 - I was born November 17th, 7:58 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California. When asked what she named her baby boy, my Mother replied, “His name is RuPaul Andre Charles and he’s gonna be a star! Cause ain’t another mother f**ker alive with a name like that!”

1965 - [My sister] Renetta says I would prance around the front yard in her pink dress. I don’t remember that, but I do remember lip-sinking “The Supremes” hit song “Baby Love” by the side of the garage. Neighborhood kids inform me that I am a sissy.

1975 - Ninth grade I won “Best Afro” and “Best Dancer” at Gompers Jr. High School. In September, I enrolled at Patrick Henry High School. By December I was kicked out of that school for “never once attending a class”.

1978 - I dropped out of high school and later took the G.E.D test (General Education Diploma). By this time I had already worked part-time for my brother-in-law’s used luxury car business for two years. Laurence would send me all over the U.S.A to buy them or deliver them to his clients. I used to love breezing down some country highway in the middle of the night. I’d switch on the cruise control, light up a joint and blast Donna Summer’s “Live and More” album. One week after my 18th b-day, I lost my virginity to a 36 year-old man named Richard. I had never even kissed a man before. I remember when he kissed me that first time I was so swept away, my knees buckled.

And it just gets better and better... Read it!!!

After the jump, some brief video tributes... SHE'S 50! WORK!

We can't celebrate Ru without featuring the "Supermodel" video. It's still one of the best moments in music videos, EVER.


And I loooooved the video for "Jealous of My Boogie" featuring the top 3 queens of Drag Race Season 3. Everyone involved is legendaryl "RuPaul to the mainstage!!!!!!!!!"


And lastly, just a tribute to all the high-kicking broads out there who are 50. Get it!!!!


50 never looked more fierce, okaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy?????

Visit the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 site for all the dish on the new season, coming in January!!!