Drag sensation Charlie Hides is to star in Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Hurrah, so the new cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race has been announced and Charlie Hides has been confirmed for the show. We take a look back at some of the take out from our interview with the Massachusetts-born Charlie Hides.

So how did Charlie get into the world of drag? 

As a kid I was in school shows and entertained my family with different characters. I used to do impersonations of my classmates and teachers and of TV personalities. The first time I did actual drag was as a teen ager as a way to sneak into nightclubs when I was still underage.

Charlie is, of course, utterly famous for his videos of Cher and Madonna did you know it takes around 20-30 hours to film each one?

I have so much fun making the videos, I don’t consider it work. Sometimes I come home from a gig and film till 4 in the morning but I keep going as long as I’m having fun. The day I filmed the Exorcist scene for my Halloween video. The guy from SKY showed up to install a new box in the bedroom. There were lights and camera all around the bed and I still had on some green make up. The look on his face was priceless.

How have the celebs reacted to his parodies of them?

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Kylie has been very sweet and said some very nice things about me on Twitter and in interviews. And I’ve heard that Cher has started using some of my catch phrases with her sisters and friends.


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