Almost 25 years ago, RuPaul burst into American pop culture with a catchy ode to the glamazons of the day called "Supermodel (You Better Work)," name checking Linda, Christy, Naomi and others along the way. The novelty track and MTV staple was the beginning of a career which now warrants inclusion on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people on the planet.
That is perhaps not surprising for a figure that is in part responsible for not only our recent infatuation with contouring, overdrawing our lipstick and all things "shade," but also for reminding us that gender is not an absolute thing.
Also, perhaps not surprisingly, one of those supermodels, Naomi Campbell, was charged with doing the honors of writing the accompanying tribute essay.
"As soon as I saw him, I wanted to know where he was going, because that was where I wanted to be," Campbell wrote of their first meeting back in the early '90s.
"As I got to know him better, I got to experience firsthand his wit and his intelligence—he’s like an encyclopedia," she continued. "And his beauty is far beyond skin-deep."
Of course, this isn't the only recent link-up between the supermodel and the drag queen. They made a joint appearance on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live! last month, during which Campbell revealed that all her peers kept "Supermodel" on repeat when it came out.
Indeed, Campbell isn't the only supermodel who adores RuPaul. There's a plethora of pictures of Linda Evangelista and RuPaul partying back in the '90s, and incidentally, on this season of RuPaul's Drag Race, the judges constant comparison of a perceived favorite contestant, Valentina, to Evangelista has caused some rancor among contests. An outburst by Aja, another contestant, over the judges' Evangelista-flavored praise has become such a meme that Evangelista herself caught wind and posted a screengrab on her Instagram.
While the supermodel has posted some inspirational quotes on her page before, this is, we should note, the first time Evangelista has posted a straight up meme on her Instagram account.
So we've established that both Naomi and Linda are fans of RuPaul. The only question is when they might drop by her show to serve as guest judges.
After all, a who's who of fashion already has. Designers Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, and Bob Mackie included. Models Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman and Paulina Porizkova have as well. Joan Small is set to turn up sometime during the current season as well. Of course, Ru herself already did do a cameo on Campbell's own reality competition show The Face. We're waiting.
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