RuPaul with certificate and judges on runway

RuPaul Charles (USA) is adding another accolade to his growing roster of incredible achievements - Guinness World Records title holder for the most Emmy wins for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.

As host for his primetime hit show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, his fifth win in September 2020 for the Emmy® Awards category for “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program” officially broke the record.

After winning the category consecutively since 2016, the show’s Executive Producer and lead judge also shattered the existing record tie with Survivor’s Jeff Probst with his four Emmy® Award wins from 2008-2011. In total, RuPaul’s Drag Race has received 39 Emmy® nominations and 19 Emmy® Awards wins, the most award wins by a reality competition show. 

The influential Drag Queen’s title is also featured on the pages of the Guinness World Records 2021 edition. 

RuPaul with GWR 2021 edition

RuPaul received his record certificate and copy of Guinness World Records 2021 edition on the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 in the UK.

“It’s a real joy hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race and being a part of something that people get so much joy out of. The honor of getting five Emmys in a row is brilliant and being in the Guinness World Records book. Really, I just love doing what I do. Thank you so much. I’m really honored.”

Produced by VH1 and World of Wonder, RuPaul’s Drag Race has captured the hearts of viewers across the globe throughout 12 seasons as talented drag queens compete to be crowned the next drag superstar.

The show, which also features judges, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, and celebrity guests, has led to various spinoff shows including RuPaul's Drag U, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race, and the Emmy®-nominated after-show, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.

RuPaul with judges panel at table

See RuPaul in the highly anticipated 13th season of the show, airing on the VH1 network on New Year’s Day in the US, as 13 new queens compete to become “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” 

Read more about RuPaul and other amazing record-breakers in the Guinness World Records 2021 edition