She just announced season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and was recently revealed as an upcoming inductee to yet another Hall of Fame. Now, RuPaul has a Guinness World Records title.
Today, Charles revealed that she was the title holder for the most Emmy wins for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. This was an achievement she nabbed earlier this year — she took the moment to thank fans and dedicate the win to the recently-departed Chi Chi DeVayne. In total, according to Guinness, RuPaul's Drag Race has received 39 total Emmy nominations and 19 wins, meaning the show has the most award wins by a reality competition show. The new accolade is featured in the Guinness World Records 2021 Edition.
"Oh boy, I'm in the Guinness Book of World Records," RuPaul said in a video message that was likely filmed on the set of RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. The look the performer is wearing is likely to appear in season three of the series. "That's amazing! Ma, look at me! There's my picture and everything. And here's the certificate they gave me. Thank you so much, this is a real honor. I gotta tell ya, it's a real joy hosting RuPaul's Drag Race and being a part of something that people get so much joy out of."
The announcement comes off the back of a massive 2020 for the host and performer. RuPaul kicked things off with the scripted Netflix series Aj and the Queen. To promote that effort, Ru appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's January issue and hosted Saturday Night Live. Since, she's launched a Masterclass, made appearances on shows like Price is Right and Celebrity Family Feud, debuted a limited-edition Chia Pet, pulled off a massive holiday project with Old Navy, launched a makeup collection, and hosted seasons of Drag Race, Drag Race: All Stars, and Secret Celebrity Drag Race.