Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom: The Queens React!

ConDRAGulations to RuPaul Charles who, after eight seasons of hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race, has finally snagged himself his first Emmy nomination!

It was announced Thursday that the drag icon had been nominated for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program.

Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom: The Queens' Reactions

But that’s not all folks, Drag Race was also nominated in the category of outstanding costumes for a variety, nonfiction or reality program.

Rupaul took to Twitter to dedicated his nomination, tweeting, “I dedicate this Emmy nomination to outsiders everywhere. Brave souls who stick to their dreams and make the world a more colorful place.”

After the news broke, social media lit up in a hazy, season one glow with stars and colleagues sending their congratulations to Ru!

Many of the show’s former contestants, plenty of whom that have gone on to achieve much success, sent their love as well… check out their reactions (plus some sickening gifs) below:

Katya Zamolodchikova tweeted:
“Congratulations @RuPaul on a long overdue and much deserved Emmy nomination!”

Katya - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom!

JuJuBee tweeted:
“CONDRAGULATIONS on the Emmy nom @RuPaul !!! We love you!!! I love you!!!”

JuJuBee - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom!

Cynthia Lee Fontaine tweeted:
“Congratulations mama @RuPaul on your nomination for a Emmy!!! Congratulations to all my sisters, @WorldOfWonder and @LogoTV ! #happy Cucu”

Cynthia Lee Fontaine - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom!

Detox tweeted:
“Condragulations @RuPaul for the well deserved and long overdue @TheEmmys noms for @RuPaulsDragRace!!!! Seriously, so exciting!!!”

Detox - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom!

Tempest DuJourtweeted:
“BIG congrats to @RuPaul and @WorldOfWonder for The Emmy nomination for @RuPaulsDragRace”

Tempest DuJour - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom!

Coco Montrese tweeted:
“Congrats @RuPaul on your emmy nomination yassss! wish you’d run for President youd have my vote forsure! @RuPaulsDragRace @LogoTV”

Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom

Naysha Lopez tweeted:
“Congrats momma @RuPaul on your Emmy nomination!! Xoxo”

Naysha Lopez - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy Nom!

Alexis Mateo tweeted:
“Congrats Rupaul on your Emmy nomination for best host. @RuPaul #bam”

Alexis Mateo - Rupaul Snatches First Emmy

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