By winning his 11th Emmy for best Outstanding Competition Program, RuPaul has made history. 

RuPaul has made history, breaking the record for the most Emmy wins by a non-white person. 

The Drag superstar achieved the impressive feat at the 2021 Emmys when “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was named Outstanding Competition Program. 


In addition to RuPaul’s status as the most successful person of colour in the history of Emmys, RuPaul’s Drag Race also becomes the most-awarded reality competition show ever!

RuPaul has now been awarded a staggering 11 Emmys as the host and producer of the show. 

As well as thanking production executives, RuPaul paid tribute to the contestants calling them his, “lovely children.”

“Wow, thank you so much to the Academy and all of you gorgeous people here tonight,” RuPaul said in his acceptance speech. “All of the people at World of Wonder and Viacom-CBS who have been so wonderful, but really thanks to all of our lovely children on our show from around the world,” RuPaul said in his acceptance speech. 

“You know, they are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. “

RuPaul closed his speech by telling LGBT young people that they have a “tribe that is waiting for you.”

“This is for you. And for the kids out there watching: You have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby: come on to Mama Ru. Thank you so much.”