RuPaul is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

RuPaul is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
RuPaul
Source: Colin Young-Wolff/AP
RuPaul
Source: Colin Young-Wolff/AP

Television host and drag queen superstar RuPaul is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles next year, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

"Wow! Just found out! Dream come true," the 56-year-old performer and host of the eponymous competition reality show RuPaul's Drag Race tweeted when the news broke on Thursday.

Since 2009, RuPaul has starred as the host of Drag Race, which features drag queens competing for the title of "America's next drag superstar." Of course, no matter who wins the season, RuPaul always comes out on top — a 2014 New York Times profile of RuPaul called him "the world’s most famous gender illusionist."

RuPaul posing backstage during a VH1 event at New York City's Madison Square Garden in 2000.
Source: Stan Honda/Getty Images

RuPaul isn't the only celeb getting a star next year: Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Taraji P. Henson and Hamilton-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda are also among the latest crop of honorees, according to the official Walk of Fame website.

Vin Di Bona, chair of the 2017 Walk of Fame Selection Committee, praised the nominees in a statement on the site: "We feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world. ... I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever."