RuPaul Kikis With Tom Campbell, the Creator of RuPaul's Drag Race

tom campbell creator of rupaul's drag race

RuPaul has just released the ninth episode of his bi-monthly podcast ‘What’s The Tee’ with Michelle Visage. In this episode, called ‘Making it Last With Jamal Sims & Tom Campbell’, they announce that the podcast has been funded by a listener named Jennifer Seeley, plus, they are joined by legendary choreographer Jamal Sims and the creator of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Tom Campbell.

Tom joins the episode around the 31 minute mark and together they kiki about how the format for RuPaul’s Drag Race was his idea. Tom starts of by saying, “World of Wonder and you (RuPaul) were pitching this for many, many years — a competition elimination — and I had come to the company like eight years ago. And I knew you already, loved you already… ” Hear what else they kiki about by listening to the full episode.

The synopsis of the episode reads:

[quote]In this episode Ru and Michelle are joined by Jamal Sims and Tom Campbell. They discuss that this episode was funded entirely by the generosity of Jennifer Seeley, Jamal’s history with Michael Jackson, who he has been able to stay in the business for so long, his upcoming documentary, RuPaul’s iconic speech in Washington DC, the story of Tom Campbell, how Tom created RuPaul’s Drag Race, how he ended up producing television, and their love for Diana Ross.[/quote]

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