Iconic dog dresses up as RuPaul’s drag race queens and stuns TV fans
Rescue dog RuPawl is impressing fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race online by recreating outfits from the latest popular series, All-Stars Seven – complete with studs, sequins, feathers and tiaras
A diva dog has proven he has “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent” as he stuns RuPaul’s drag race queens in replica outfits.
RuPawlthe eight-year-old Chihuahua mix, is the latest drag queen to take over social media, with more than 50,000 online followers and acclaim from The Vivienne herself.
Owners JR Lizarraga and Arturo adopted the rescued pup when he was just three months old and it didn’t take long for them to form an unbreakable bond. Liverpool ECHO reports.
Now each week, JR chooses a costume from the franchise’s newest series, All-Stars Seven, to recreate and creates a canine alter ego based on it.
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The 44-year-old designer told ECHO: “Our pooch loves people and children. We are a harmonious and extremely loving family of three, me, my husband Arturo and our little dog.
“Though I think RuPawl is becoming increasingly aware of her diva status, we got some free stuff and we’re so spoiled.”
JR says they try to use the same materials as the drag queens on the show, but always make sure the fabric is dog-friendly and comfortable.
To emulate The Vivienne’s look, they chose a satin fabric with real steel studs and spikes – and it successfully stunned the Queen herself.
Former Gay Town host and DJ The Vivienne retweeted RuPawl’s finished look to tell her 127,000 followers that she was “obsessed”.
JR said: “We are such big fans of ‘The Vivienne’ so we were so thrilled to be recognized by her on Twitter and Instagram.
“She has such grace and beauty and we can’t wait to meet her in person someday. We support all the wonderful queens, but of course we have a special love for The Vivienne.
“She’s so talented and beautiful and brings a special kind of joy to the show.”
RuPawl isn’t just a diva dog with a passion for fashion — they also have a goal to make a difference.
JR explained: “People kept asking us the sex of our dog. [They] would get angry if we said they haven’t chosen their gender yet.
“It turned out that there is still a great deal of compulsion to put people and even animals in gender boxes.
“We decided to use RuPawl as a platform to improve the art of drawing to fight against the binaries.
“Since then, our pooch has become a public activist figure on various platforms.”
When RuPawl poses for a five-minute photoshoot, they’re made as comfortable as possible and always compensated with plenty of goodies.
At other times, the little dog can be found on long walks exploring wildlife and napping in the sun.
JR plans to create RuPawl a costume for every weekly episode of All-Stars 7, and they think The Vivienne could take home the coveted crown.
They added, “She has the sparkle, the uniqueness, the nerve and the talent to win.”
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