A huge conDRAGulations to queer icon RuPaul, who is set to host SNL for the first time next month. Ru will also make herstory as the first drag queen to host the long-running sketch show.

Ru is set to hit the stage on February 8th, with Justin Beiber appearing as the featured musical guest. Ru is definitely on a high right now, with the recent release of his Netflix series AJ and the Queen, and in the coming months we’ll be seeing a lot of RuPaul with the roll out of All Stars 5, Drag Race season 12, Drag Race UK season 2, and Celebrity Drag Race.

I’ll definitely be watching, not only because I’m a Ru fan, but I’ve heard rumors that Ru struggles with doing live TV (I’ve said numerous times that they should make the Drag Race Ru-unions live instead of taping them in advance in order to avoid online spoilers) so if he’s able to quickly react on his feet via improv and lines written on cue cards, hopefully he will embrace possibly doing live Ru-unions down the road.

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