As the most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul Charles lives a life of lavish luxury at home. The host of Drag Race owns an extravagant mansion in Beverly Hills that’s dripping with campy style and glamor. And today, we’ll be taking a tour of the place, with Mama Ru serving as our guide. Once we’re done, you might not want to leave! Can we get an amen to that?
Work had to be done
RuPaul’s fabulous California home was built back in the 1980s, and its scale alone fits right in with the local area. It’s go big or go home in Beverly Hills, after all!
Yet RuPaul and his hubby, Georges LeBar, felt the interior of the original place lacked a certain spark. This was something the couple quickly picked up on after buying the pad back in 2019. So, they got in touch with an old pal to set things right.
“Go as far as your imagination will take us”
RuPaul and Georges reached out to Martyn Bullard, a renowned interior designer. “We’ve always loved Martyn’s aesthetic, so we trusted him,” the RuPaul’s Drag Race star told Architectural Digest in May 2023.
In true RuPaul style, he wanted the house to push boundaries. “I said, ‘Go for it. I can go as far as your imagination will take us.’” And boy, did Bullard take those words to heart.
After getting the go-ahead, Bullard completely remodeled the inside of the house. The pride he had for his work was pretty clear when he spoke to Architectural Digest at the end of the project.
The interior designer explained, “This is the house of Ru, a mansion of style designed as the center stage for the world’s most famous and celebrated drag queen.”
“The ultimate runway”
“It’s the ultimate runway for the supermodel of the world,” Bullard continued. “I could not imagine a more appropriate place for the universe’s drag mother to hold court.” He isn’t exaggerating.
We imagine RuPaul could only have dreamed of living somewhere like this when his career started back in the ’80s. And now Mama Ru has given the world an inside peek at this sensational pad.