ATLANTA — For the first time in history, RuPaul, a drag performer whose transcended into the entertainment industry as a recording artists, actor, and executive producer, will host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”.

The host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will host the sketch comedy show on Feb. 8.

RuPaul, once appeared in on the show in 1993 during a sketch with NBA legend Charles Barkley when he hosted an episode.

RuPaul, 59, is originally from San Diego, California and moved to Atlanta during his teen years. 11Alive caught with the rising star during the late 1980s at his Midtown apartment.

We also found footage of the LGBTQ trailblazer from 1996, when the star met fans in Atlanta during a meet and greet.

The star currently appears in the Netflix original series “AJ and the Queen” as Ruby Red.

The performer character appears as a drag performer traveling across the country to recoup a life saving stolen from her at the brink of retirement.

Justin Bieber, who recently released “Yummy” to kicker singer to his upcoming album, will be the show’s music performer.


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