The Best Reality TV Stars of 2013 (So Far)

RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo)

There are a few factors that make RuPaul one of the best reality stars to grace your TV screen this year, but none make a better case than the fabulous quotes and catchphrases on her show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Over the shows’s six seasons, RuPaul has said some of the most GIFable, quotable things, including but not limited to: “Mystique, Elizabeth Taylor called, she wants her jewels back”; Tturn off your goddamn computer and go walk children in nature”; “Impersonating Beyoncé is not your destiny, child”; and the inspiring, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” If you don’t appreciate RuPaul and her timeless wisdom after that, then we just have one thing to say to you:

Drag Race, at large, is one of the best reality shows on TV today because it's one of the smartest. By focusing on drag performers, Ru's show foregrounds artifice. Everything you're watching is a performance, even when the participants aren't competing, and the winking quality this gives the proceeding makes for a funnier, richer experience.

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