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RuPaul Breaks Record with Fifth Emmy Win for Hosting 'Drag Race,' Dedicates Win to Late Chi Chi DeVayne

RuPaul is making herstory at the Emmys!

The 59-year-old RuPaul’s Drag Race host won the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for the fifth year in a row at the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday (September 19).

RuPual has broken the record for the most victories in the category’s 13-year history.

In his acceptance speech, RuPaul urged fans to get out and vote in the upcoming election.

“Tonight the only political statement I want to make is this: love,” RuPaul said. “Love for our LGBT brother and sisters, love for Black queens and brown queens and love for the United States of America. The time has come for you to vote for your lives.”

RuPaul ended his acceptance speech while dedicating the award to Chi Chi DeVayne, the season eight queen who sadly died last month.

“I’d like to dedicate this Emmy to one of my girls, Chi Chi DeVayne,” RuPaul said. “May you rest in power and perfection.”

RuPaul beat out fellow nominees Nicole Byer for Nailed It!, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for Making It, the cast of Shark Tank, and the cast of Queer Eye.

Condragulations RuPaul!

RuPaul Issues Statement Following the Death of 'Drag Race' Star Chi Chi DeVayne

RuPaul is speaking out.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race host issued a statement following the tragic news of Drag Race star Chi Chi DeVayne‘s death on Thursday (August 20).

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Chi Chi sadly died at the age of 34 following a battle with pneumonia.

“I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne. I am so grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all. On behalf of VH1, World of Wonder and the cast and crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I extend my deepest sympathy – from our family to hers,” RuPaul said in a statement.

Our thoughts are with Chi Chi‘s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time. Here’s what fellow Drag Race stars said…

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Renewed for Season 13 & 'All Stars' Season 6!

RuPaul’s Drag Race isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

The long-running drag reality TV competition series is being renewed at VH1, it was announced on Thursday (August 20).

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Drag Race is renewed for Season 13, while the All Stars edition of the show will return for Season 6, TVLine reported. The accompanying after-show, Untucked, will also continue on both shows.

The casts and premiere dates for upcoming seasons will be announced “in the coming months.”

“Drag queens have been on the front lines of many challenging times in our history. RuPaul’s Drag Race [Season] 13, All Stars 6 and new seasons of Untucked will offer more opportunities for our queens to rise to the occasion and spread the love,” Ru said in a statement.

There’s another international edition of Drag Race coming very soon, too. Find out which country is getting the show!

'Drag Race Holland' Is Launching in 2020!

The RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise is expanding!

World of Wonder announced on Sunday (July 26) that the Drag Race franchise is expanding internationally once again with Drag Race Holland, available in the United States on WOW’s streaming service, WOW Presents Plus, later in 2020.

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Viewers in the Netherlands will also be able to watch the series exclusively on RTL’s SVOD platform, Videoland.

The series will feature “ten incredible Dutch drag queens who take part in weekly challenges, where the bottom two face-off against each other in a legendary lip-synch battle for a chance to remain in the competition. The judges and guest judge line-up will be announced in the weeks to come.”

“I am proud to announce that my beloved Drag Race is coming to you. And with a brand-new host…More info coming soon, so you better watch!” RuPaul said in a statement.

RuPaul herself has gone absent from social media recently.

Check out the announcement…

'Drag Race' Winner Yvie Oddly Says RuPaul Never Made Eye Contact 'Unless She Smelled an Emmy Moment'

Yvie Oddly is putting RuPaul on blast.

The 26-year-old winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 spoke out about her interactions with the 59-year-old host on Twitter on Friday (July 3).

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Yvie jokingly poked fun at her season co-star, Brooke Lynn Hytes, for the premiere of Canada’s Drag Race on Thursday night (July 2), which she co-hosts with Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie.

“Congrats to all my northern neighbors on @canadasdragrace for an amazing premiere last night…except for @Bhytes1,” she teased, adding “she was waaaaay too relatable and sweet and stunning for my approval.”

When pressed further by fans about calling Brooke Lynn “sweet,” she said: “Maybe I’m just biased because our host never made eye contact unless she smelled an Emmy moment 🤷🏽‍♀️.”

The claim comes following a widely publicized interview from Season 7 contestant Pearl on Hey Qween in 2018, who said that RuPaul turned to her on set and said “nothing you say matters unless that camera is rolling.”

RuPaul recently removed herself from social media this week.

RuPaul Deletes Social Media Accounts

It looks like RuPaul is taking some time away from the Internet.

The 59-year-old host of RuPaul’s Drag Race caught fans’ attention on Thursday (July 2) when her official Instagram and Twitter accounts suddenly went missing.

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Her Instagram, which commanded over 4.2 million followers, is now cleared out, and her Twitter account with over 1 million followers now does not exist.

The reason for her abrupt exit from social media is not yet known, but she is still appearing regularly on TV: Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is currently airing every week on VH1.

Earlier in the day, this actor spoke out on social media and said he’d love to hang out with RuPaul.

Norman Reedus Wants to Hang Out With RuPaul!

Norman Reedus just started watching RuPaul’s Drag Race – and now he’s a big fan!

The 51-year-old The Walking Dead actor spoke out on social media on Thursday (June 2) while watching an old season of the hit drag competition series.

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“Just started ru Paul’s drag race all star show ( I think I started in the middle don’t yell at me) rooting for Alaska but they’re all great. Ru Paul you ride motorcycles? ❤️🤘🏽,” he amusingly tweeted. We’ll have to see if Ru takes him up on his offer!

During the quarantine, Norman‘s been spending plenty of time at home with partner Diane Kruger and their baby. She recently shared some sweet words about him. See what she said!