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RuPaul Gave Us The Best Pieces Of Advice For All Aspiring Drag Queens

Put back on that wig and shoes, girl!

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Before the Season 8 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, we caught up with RuPaul himself to get his expert advice on everything drag:

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Where does one start with drag?

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"If you're going to start drag, the place you start is with yourself. Who are you? What's your objective with this? Why do you want to do this? You know, drag doesn't change who are, it actually reveals who you are."

What's the most important part of drag?

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"Your kindness. I like a kind drag queen. First of all, you have to understand people who gravitate towards drag are sweet, sensitive souls who've uncovered the mystery of our society, which is it's all a hoax. Our society is a matrix — it's all an illusion. Don't become bitter — that's the biggest challenge you'll have when you get into drag. Stay sweet and kind and a loving person."

What's your biggest pet peeve when it comes to drag queens?

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"I don't care if you are in the backseat of a trick's car, or if you're in church, or if you're on stage. Do NOT take your shoes off, do NOT take your wig off. That is my number one pet peeve and that is the rule FOR LIFE — know that. Let the church say, 'Amen.'"

What advice would you give to your younger self?

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"Don't spend so much time trying to get people to like you. If your intention is kindness and love, you have nothing to worry about. You find your tribe, you let your tribe find you...but you can't force it."

What is the best advice you have ever received?

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"The best piece of advice I've ever been given was given to me by my 10th-grade drama teacher. I think I was gonna get expelled... I was really distraught. He said to me, 'RuPaul, don't take life too fucking seriously.' Now of course, then, I didn't know what he was talking about. But here, 40 years later, you better believe I know what he's talking about."

Make sure to tune-in to the Season 8 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race Monday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST on Logo!

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