Cosmopolitan. 474.6k Followers, 1,002 Following, 10.5k Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Cosmopolitan UK (@cosmopolitanuk) I always felt like an observer. Jade: It says a lot when you’re capable of finding happiness within yourself and not feeling like you need that constant validation of being around people. Talking of superfans, the first time I met you, I was overwhelmed. The Braid Up. RuPaul: You were wonderful and your kindness and sweetness really shone through. Not Now. Log In. Media/News Company. W Magazine. I was about to buy a $1,000 doll to get the chance to meet you and then I bumped into Michelle Visage and she was like, “Oh girl, come here.” One thing I judge people on is if they make everyone in the room feel just as important. I’m yet to meet the other girls so I’m very excited. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. See More triangle-down; Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Jade: You seem to strike a really good balance of keeping your relationships and career quite separate? or. RuPaul: As a kid, I knew I would be famous. Magazine. Forgot account? Everybody was born naked and the rest is drag. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. Then I moved to New York to make money, so I decided to glam it up. PopSugar. Jade: We always said, no matter what happened, we would remain equal. But I didn’t know it would have such a social impact! Log In. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Create New Account. or. Create New Account. So, tell me, what have you been doing during lockdown? or. Forgot account? That’s quite rare, for a girl band to survive without killing each other. About See All. Magazine. The UK version may be a relatively new phenomenon, but the franchise was born in 2009. or. Rimmel London. or. I’ll always be grateful for that. You can also SUBSCRIBE HERE or read on Apple News+. Well, I like to tell myself I do. Kenzie Ziegler Performs 'Donuts' in The Tub, In a Ballgown. I hope you’re well, hope you’re happy and I hope to see you soon. So we put Jade in the hot seat, getting her to ask every nosy question we’ve always wanted answering... RuPaul: I loved our time together on Drag Race UK. A bit of padding goes a long way on stage. It’s all about proportions and that’s true for everyone. See More triangle-down; Pages Liked by This Page. ... GLAMOUR UK. Cher, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton – I mixed all of those together and came up with who I would be. “Sorry, I’ve got no idea why I’m signed in as my mam,” says Jade. Little Mix’s new album, Confetti, is out on 6th November. Create New Account. Jade and RuPaul first met at DragCon in LA in 2017. Magazine. Their conversation takes place as he’s preparing to launch the second season of Drag Race UK on the BBC. It was a thrill to speak with you. And I won’t be told otherwise!” I’ve never looked back because I’m quite rectangular and I’ve got little boobies. Magazine. As a pop artist, you can become very wrapped up in how you’re meant to look. W Magazine. Even if you’re not a performer, if you’re in an office job, that’s like a stage, and having a life on your own is just as important. ... GLAMOUR UK. Magazine. Log In. I got told off a few times [during filming] as I kept turning to talk to you. Find our podcast 'All The Way With...' on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and the Acast app. RuPaul: I place kindness and sweetness at the top of my list of human virtues and, second, a big fat ass. Glamour. Log In. Cosmopolitan participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. That is what the show really is about – the tenacity of the human spirit. Magazine. The New Yorker. Jade: It was one of the best days of my life. Teen Vogue. He’s perfect. So we're still keeping up with the Kardashians, then? Even as a kid, I always felt like I was the little boy who fell to earth. Magazine. Media/News Company. Cosmopolitan participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Jade: It’s true! RuPaul: It’s funny, with Michelle, after seeing her so many different places, I realised, “Wait a minute, we were supposed to be together.” It’s like the universe saying, “Hey, I’m trying to tell you something.”. Create New Account. But when a group of women walk into the room, every head turns.” That’s something we’ve always thought when we’ve lacked confidence. She later posted on Instagram that he had inspired her as a performer, “whilst giving me the confidence in myself I never knew I had”. The New Yorker. ©2020 Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. Getting to see you in drag was incredible. GLAMOUR UK. RuPaul rocks up first. Forgot account? Publisher. Me and my friends were all punk rock – combat boots, smeared lipstick, ratty wigs and hairy chests. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. or. I just want to say a massive thank you for talking to me, and for myself as a woman of colour in the pop industry. RuPaul: Being a little brown kid in the ghetto, when those three girls [Diana Ross’s band, The Supremes] came onto the television, it was a major occurrence. or. Sign me up! The latest celebrity news, gossip, entertainment news and features. Minutes later, Jade appears. RuPaul: In school, my teacher told me, “Ru, don’t take life too seriously.” As I got older, I really understood what he was saying. Jade: Maybe you’ve got a thing for members of bands and that’s why you warmed to me a little bit? When I first started talking to my boyfriend [actor and musician Jordan Stephens], I discovered he did a movie where he played a drag queen and I was like, right, that’s it. Jade: Creativity is good for the soul. RuPaul: I love Drag Race for that reason – watching these men give themselves permission to behave in ways that society would not let them and then watching the emotions come up. ... GLAMOUR UK. I started collaborating with the designer Zaldy in 1992 and boom! Paris Hilton on being the original influencer, Michelle Keegan opens up about imposter syndrome, Laura Whitmore on her life in the spotlight, How Vanessa Hudgens went from HSM to Hollywood, Little Mix on friendship, fame and finding love. We're black Pink. There are multiple international versions (it launched in Canada this year) and even yearly RuPaul’s DragCon events. The New York Times. Hearst Corp is responsible for this Page. Jade: I went to see her last year in Las Vegas with my mam. Marie Claire UK. You have to focus on how the human eye will interpret the silhouette. Tell me about your influences... RuPaul: I love country music, jazz and, of course, pop music. RuPaul: I knew people would like it. It’s 5.30pm on a Thursday evening in the UK when RuPaul Charles and Jade Thirlwall jump on a video call. Pages Liked by Page. Jade: I’ve always got time in the diary, Ru... whenever you want me on there, I will make space! I loved your collaboration with Miley Cyrus [Cattitude]. The minute somebody thinks they are more important, that’s where it starts to go wrong. Create New Account. Show. ... GLAMOUR UK. Jade: Who did you look up to in the drag world? RuPaul: That’s a lovely compliment. The Braid Up. AJ And The Queen is available on Netflix. I relate to that because it’s taken me a lot of time to gain the courage to completely be myself in everyday life. The world of pop music is different from when the curtain goes down and who you are behind the scenes. Magazine. or. Then, when I started to get really serious and got a record deal, I did my Glamazon drag, which is what we do today. Elite Daily. Entertainment website. Media/News Company. And don’t come out until you do your homework!”. Magazine. Seventeen. We live in a culture where men are really suffering. RuPaul: And you know, I have a big old fat ass. Underneath her profile picture, it says Norma – she’s accidentally logged in using her mum’s account. #SummitNews (via reportr) Jade: I think it was meant to be with us. Jade: We’ve both had successful music careers. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. RuPaul: You’re very smart to do that. I'm Cosmopolitan's Entertainment Director. ©2020 Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. Thanks to the scientific developments of foam rubber. RuPaul: I like to stay busy. Show. Not Now. RuPaul: Ever since The Supremes, I’ve always loved a girl band. RuPaul, his friend Michelle Visage and guest judges (including Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga) adjudicate the catwalk finale, before a lip-sync battle commences between the bottom two contestants. A detailed explainer of Sam & Zara's relationship, Sam Thompson on getting back with Zara McDermott, Tommy Fury on when he and Molly-Mae will have kids. Public. Publisher. I just wanted to have a little chinwag. I’d love that. Log In. She’s super smart. Registered in England 112955. Jade: Motown is the reason I got into music. It's Bam Bam. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. 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For the uninitiated, it’s a fabulous hybrid of reality TV and talent contest, where drag queens compete in various challenges. Log In. Jade: And what does the future hold for you? And Motown and disco. or. Forgot account? Go to your damn room. Over the years she popped up in different situations and I thought, “My goodness, this is someone who I really need to get to know.” I like her a lot. In September, Ru won his fifth consecutive Emmy award for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program. 1,041 talking about this. Hi. Prince Harry is set to appear in a stand-up comedy show, Stand Up For Heroes, to raise money for veterans and military families. Cosmopolitan, Part of the Hearst UK Fashion & Beauty Network. As fans will know, Jade was a guest judge on the first series and is a huge supporter of the show.The UK version may be a relatively new phenomenon, but the franchise was born in 2009. Not Now. She makes me laugh. RuPaul: There’s a chemistry to what you are. I think it’s one of the reasons why we’ve been together 10 years next year. Cosmopolitan UK's December/January issue is out on 29th October and available for purchase online and via Readly. Breaking news, inspiring fashion, provocative features, luxurious beauty and the hottest insider info: welcome to Marie Claire UK Jade: When you both start cracking up, it’s TV gold. The Drag Race phenomenon is a celebration of people who have taken the opportunity, wherever they live, to express themselves. There’s so many places in the world where you’re not allowed to be gay and women aren’t allowed to have a voice. From dance group [The Soul System] to radio DJ, to a rapper on The Bodyguard soundtrack, she’s done everything. Cosmopolitan Philippines. cosmopolitan.com 11 Relationship Podcasts If You'd Rather Listen to Other People's Love Problems Than Deal With Your Own Nicole Byer is the only "expert" I need in life. Jade: 100%. Magazine. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. Log In. Cosmopolitan Philippines. Endometriosis Awareness. ©2020 Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. I'm Lisa. News and media website. Registered in England 112955. It wasn’t until I got on stage that I would put this persona on and channel drag queens. Like this article? You really helped me to do that. Fans think Taylor left cryptic clues in her new album, From Kris to Kylie: Their 13 year transformation. Community See All. See more of Cosmopolitan UK on Facebook. And [I’d like to] try to eke out some time in Wyoming [where he owns a 60,000 acre ranch] for the quietness. Create New Account. 3.4M likes this. Log In. Not Now. RuPaul: I think drag is like Clark Kent to Superman. Magazine. I feel so bad for men in our culture, because the rule book says that men after 13 are not supposed to show emotion. Cosmopolitan Philippines. Everybody should do a version of their super-exaggerated drag, just to see what superpowers emerge once you put the costume on! I feel bad sometimes on the [Drag Race] panel because we cut up like girlfriends and I don’t want the others to feel left out but we have a natural chemistry together. Magazine. Cosmopolitan. Here's what happened when Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall sat down for a chat with the world's most famous drag queen. RuPaul: Why do you think so many other girl bands dismember after a few years? 10,413,642 people like this. or. And the rest is history. That was the beginning. Registered in England 112955. Yeah. Give my love to your mom! Jade: A producer that we worked with at the start said to us,“When one woman walks into a room, a few heads turn. Town & Country. It’s morning where he is, in California, and they’re experiencing terrible wildfires. 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When will you be featuring on the Little Mix album? RuPaul: I don’t have breasts, but when I do my push-up bra, I have the biggest boobies in the world! But I’ve learned to embrace that, and that’s what drag culture is about. Jade: It’s really important for me that whoever I find relationship-wise loves drag culture. It’s now clocked up 12 seasons in the US, and in 2018 The New York Times suggested it was “the most radical show on TV”. Log In. A revista feminina mais vendida no mundo. RuPaul: [Laughs] I’ve learned so much over the years [from him]. 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RuPaul: As soon as possible. RuPaul: We continue to grow Drag Race. Log In. But at the same time, keeping the balance of who I am professionally and who I am on a personal level. The UK is among the first countries in the world to roll out a vaccination program. 1.6M likes. Create New Account. And that is every human being on this planet. I feel like lockdown was the universe’s way of saying,“Everybody needs to spend some time in quiet. Drag is a hoot. I'm I'm and we're going to play a game of song Association with El We'll be given a word and we'll have 10 seconds to … Jade: It’s been quite nice for myself and the girls to take a step back because we are always on the go. I met her in 1988. Being at home for a few months gave me time to hone in on what makes me happy. Magazine. I really appreciate how nice you were and your suit was lovely. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. Media/News Company. When I first started watching Drag Race, I was telling my stylist, “I want hip pads. Jade: Did you realise the impact that the show would have on the LGBTQ+ community? Not Now. Early on, when I started my career in Atlanta, in 1982, it was a mecca for drag queens. Magazine. I’m so proud of how it’s brought so much joy to so many people. That’s why drag is so important, because it says, “I can change my identity at a whim.” Everybody is wearing a mask. RuPaul: If you get too wrapped up in how others see you... if you break through that, you have such a rich life. RuPaul laughs hysterically. See more of Cosmopolitan on Facebook. We respond. RuPaul: She is. Related Pages. That combination is dynamite. Superman is about someone who has powers they haven’t quite discovered yet. Create New Account. Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox. Jade: How did your friendship start with Michelle? Create New Account. Media/News Company. 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