Los Angeles (IndieWire) — Bert and Ernie. Lucy and Ethel. Batman and Robin. Hollywood’s history is full of powerhouse pairs, who recognize that life is better with your best pal by your side. But few dynamic duos have ever come close to the sheer fabulousness of two longtime friends nominated at this year’s Emmys.
As club kids, RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage crossed paths in New York City for years before fate finally had her way with them. Visage did a radio interview with Charles on WKTU in 1996 and the two had such impressive chemistry that the program director of the station said, “Here’s my new morning show,” and the rest, as they say, is history.
Ever since that fateful day, Charles and Visage have been near constant collaborators, be it on radio, television or the internet, most notably appearing together on the judge’s panel for VH1’s Emmy-winning reality-competition program, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” And while Charles has won four previous Emmys – including three consecutive wins for Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program – 2019 marks the first nomination for Visage, who has served as a judge on the series since Season 3, and became a producer in the show’s most recent season. — Libby Hill/@IndieWire