RuPaul Gets Choked Up During A Surprise From Judge Judy On “CBS Sunday Morning”

"He knows who he is. I'm glad you're celebrating him this morning."

The tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is right around the corner, and leading up to the premiere Ru sat down with CBS Sunday Morning.

On the newest episode of the Sunday news magazine, correspondent Nancy Giles sat down with the glamazon to talk about his beginnings in the New York nightlife scene, his “Supermodel” success and the phenomenon of Drag Race.


But it was a moment not shown on the news program that had Ru on the verge of tears. In a digital bonus clip released by CBS, Giles asks him about why he loves Judge Judy so much.

Judge Judy, it’s like a sanctuary for me, everyday, where I get to go to a place where the rules still apply,” Ru says in the clip, clarifying he means the rules of civility.

The producers have brought up Judge Judy for a reason because they have a special surprise video message from her, which they ask Ru to watch in the video.


“When I think of RuPaul I think of three words: Talented, brave and always honest,” she says. “He knows who he is. He understands life. I’m glad you’re celebrating him this morning.”

This isn’t the first time Judy has recorded a video message for Ru. At the end of the Drag Race Season 6 finale she appeared to say she thought Bianca Del Rio was “a hoot, but Ru, you’re still my favorite.”

It’s nice to see the love and respect is mutual between the two queens.

Watch Ru talk about his love for Judge Judy in the CBS Sunday Morning bonus clip below.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 premieres Thursday, March 22 at 8/7c on VH1.

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