RuPaul Gets The Price Right At Night And Raises $100,000 For Planned Parenthood
For someone who says he hasn't been to a grocery store in decades, RuPaul didn't do too shabby.
Most of us remember The Price Is Right as something to watch while we were at our grandma's house “sick” from school. But RuPaul, international superstar and iconic drag queen, recently added some spice to the legendary prime-time game show. Aside from kiki-ing with the other contestants, he also won almost $100,000 for Planned Parenthood.
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The Price Is Right At Night with RuPaul aired on CBS early last week, and you can relive the magic by streaming it on Hulu, according to Out magazine. In the episode, the RuPaul's Drag Race visionary competed alongside contestants, helping them win prizes and cash that would then be matched and donated to the nonprofit organization.
"I am playing for Planned Parenthood which provides vital, and often free services for men and women," said RuPaul.
Some of the challenges the “You Better Work” artist helped with included The Grocery Game, Showcase Showdown and Plinko.
During The Grocery Game, which challenges contestants to choose five grocery items that cost between $20 and $22, RuPaul admitted that while designer fashion was his bag, he’s rusty on the grocery shopping experience.
"I haven't been in a grocery store in about 30 years," said RuPaul as the audience laughed.
The Price is Right is the longest-running game show in television history, according to CBS. This isn’t the first time CBS has put the fan-favorite game show in an evening time slot. Last year, the network aired a primetime episode featuring the cast of SEAL Team and service members in the audience and participating as contestants. The move garnered big ratings, and it was the most-watched entertainment show of that night, reported PopCulture.
RuPaul has been seen almost everywhere recently while solidifying his global entertainment brand. The Emmy award winner is currently on the 12th season of RuPaul's Drag Race and season one of Secret Celebrity Drag Race. If that wasn’t enough, he hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time ever in February.
The colorful game show and fabulous guest host in RuPaul seemed to be a perfect match. However, opinions were mixed when the episode aired.
Planned Parenthood tweeted out its gratitude for the show’s donation and RuPaul’s support.
“RuPaul ‘coming on down’ to play for Planned Parenthood on @PriceIsRight is what we NEED right now! Thank you, @RuPaul,” wrote Planned Parenthood.For RuPaul's part, he seemed to have a wonderful time. When asked if he’d like to give a shoutout, as is the show's custom, he said, "I want to say 'Hi Georges in Wyoming!'”