The world's most famous drag queen, RuPaul, has been espousing the motto "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?" for decades. It's even the mantra at the end of each episode of his long-running Logo reality competition, RuPaul's Drag Race. The show has contestants performing, designing outfits and walking the runway, but RuPaul says that to truly slay -- to be as fierce as he is, day in and day out -- is a metaphysical quest: "You have to think about it as a triad: mind, body and spirit." The 55-year-old -- whose self-released 13th studio album, Butch Queen, dropped March 7 -- tells Billboard how to up its day-to-day slay.
Find your frequency.
"You have an energy force field, and you have to find out what it is. With clothes, it's finding what works with you -- what colors, proportions. It's knowing what your body is telling you."