RuPaul Kept the Same Dress Size All These Years by Hiking

By: Scott Ragan

To be able to squeeze into all those sexy sequin dresses over the past 20 years, it's obvious that RuPaul has stayed in shape by doing some sort of physical exercise.

How has he stayed so lean?

It's now been revealed that underneath the glitter of his public persona, the 51-year-old maintains a healthy lifestyle by doing another type of sashaying in the form of hiking all over the Los Angeles area, where he currently resides.

In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, the world's most famous drag queen was asked why he took up hiking as a hobby and explained, "It started when I quit smoking. I was around 40, and I knew that I needed to get out of the house and occupy myself. I had friends who would say, "Let's go on a hike," and for a while I said no, but then I just changed. If I want to achieve longevity I needed to clean up, and hiking was the doorway to getting out there and getting in touch with my body's needs."

RuPaul says that hiking has changed his life physically, emotionally and spiritually and also frequently roller skates, swims and meditates.

"I just like to keep it moving. I think the key to getting older is being flexible, and that's both literally and figuratively."

Find out what else RuPaul does to maintain that stunning figure. See the full Los Angeles Times interview here.