Baby queen

RuPaul shares stunning throwback pic from when he was just 24

RuPaul excels in his role as hostess, coach and sometimes-therapist on Drag Race, often rolling through the workroom to play Mama to all the children. (Pearl has a story about that btw…)

But Drag Race is hardly Ru’s first time at the rodeo; he’s been turning looks and stunting pretty for longer than some of the contestants on his show have been alive.

This week he shared a throwback pic, taken in 1984 when Ru was just 24-years-old.

“Ordering a slice of ‘Sal’s Pizza’ at Ave A. & 7th st. NYC 1984,” he wrote in the caption.

Ordering a slice of “Sal’s Pizza” at Ave A. & 7th st. NYC 1984

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Work that slice!

And if you want to ride this time machine a little further back, here’s Ru in 1983 in Atlanta, fronting the band Wee Wee Pole: