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RuPaul shares adorable throwback pic from when he first moved to NYC

No one loves throwing it back more than RuPaul Charles.

On Friday, the Drag Race host shared a throwback pic for #NationalNewYorkDay. The picture shows Ru as a pretty young thing dressed in stripped hot pants, a white halter top, and a cowboy hat, along with the caption: “I Love New York!”

Though RuPaul originally heralds from the West Coast, it was New York where his career really took off. Ru became a popular fixture on the NYC nightclub scene in the early ’90s before eventually becoming the global superstar he is today.

Related: RuPaul shares stunning throwback pic from when he was just 24

In other RuPaul news, his new Christmas album is set to be released in just a few weeks.

Ru confirmed the news on Instagram last month, announcing: “Finished recording my 3rd Christmas album. Debuts in October!”

The album is a follow up to Ru’s first two holiday efforts, 1997’s Ho Ho Ho, and 2015’s Slay Belles.

Related: RuPaul is the ghost of Christmas past in her impossibly ’90s holiday special