RuPaul is the Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of "RuPaul's Drag Race" now in its ninth season, airing Fridays on VH1. The iconic host, advocate, drag queen, singer, model, actor and author is a trailblazer who continues to break down barriers in a career that spans over 25 years. VH1 recently announced "RuPaul's Drag Race" will return for a milestone 10th season in 2018.
The list, now in its fourteenth year, recognizes the world’s most influential individuals. As TIME Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs has said of the list in the past: “Each year our TIME 100 list lets us step back and measure the forces that move us…. One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we're capable of.”