Shangela Laquifa Wadley
Shangela (Image Source: Shangela’s Instagram)

Today we are going to discuss an American Drag Queen, Shangela, A person who dresses up in drag clothes and makeup to replicate female gender signifiers for entertainment purposes. It is the most courageous and respected personality in the LGBTQ+ community. They represent boldness, bravery, and freedom to be whomever they want.

Darius Jeremy Pierce known as Shangela Laquifa Wadley is a reality tv show persona well recognized as a drag queen for competing in RuPaul’s Drag Race reality show on the VH1 network.

Where Was Shangela Born?

On November 22, 1981, Shangela was born as a Sagittarius to Mr. and Mrs. Pierce in Paris, Texas, US. Shangela was born in a huge southern Baptist family. We don’t have any information about his parents, except that his mother was in United States Army. Shangela is a single child and does not have any siblings. Shangela went to Southern Methodist University for his education.

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What Is Shangela Recognized For?

Shangela is known for her appearance in the reality competition show called RuPaul’s Drag Race. Shangela entered season two of the show and was the first participant to be eliminated. Later, Shangela again came back in 3rd season and got placed 5th along with Bebe Zahara Benet. Shangela has done a speech called Sugar Daddy speech which has earned a lot of fans for him. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he talked about recreating the speech.

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Shangela then rose to fame and made appearances in numerous tv shows such as in the American sitcom tv show called Community in 2011. Then in 2012, Shangela starred in the shows such as 2 Broke Girls and Glee. Shangela worked in the American crime comedy-drama show called Bones in 2014. Shangela made an appearance in the shows the X-files and Broad City.

Shangela has also worked in movies including the comedy movie sequel called Hurricane Bianca in 2016 and 2018. Shangela worked alongside Lady Gaga in the musical movie A Star Is Born in 2018. Shangela made history by becoming the first drag queen to walk on the Oscars red carpet in 2020.

In 2020, Shangela presented the HBO reality show We’re Here as a co-host with her fellow partner Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara. The series has been critically appreciated and loved by the audience.  Shangela also made her debut in the dance competition called Dancing with the stars along with her dance partner Gleb Savchenko.

Shangela with her dance partner Gleb at Dancing with the Stars

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Besides appearing on the movie screen, Shangela has also appeared in music videos and sang songs including the NASA song of Ariana Grande that features Shangela’s voice in 2019. He appeared in the music videos such as Werqin Girl along with Abby Lee Miller, Jennifer Lewis, and Yara Sofia.

Is Shangela Married?

Shangela is gay with pronouns he/him currently single and does not have a boyfriend or husband. He is now solely focused on his career. in 2021, A participant from RuPaul’s Drag Race, named Mimi Imfurst alleged Shangela of having a sugar daddy. Which became the root reason for their argument on the show. Shangela’s drag mother is Alyssa Edwards.

There is no other information about his boyfriend or love life, which indicates that Shangela is a private person, especially concerned with his romantic and personal life.

What Is Shangela Net Worth?

As of the wiki 2022, Shangela has an estimated net worth of around $1 million with her major source of income is her appearance shows and as a host. Shangela is managed and represented by Ron Davis of Say What Entertainment, Mark Degenkolb of Degenkolb Entertainment, Melissa Hirschenson of Innovative Artists, and Charlie Rosina of Jill Fritz Public Relations. Shangela has also endorsed brands such as Gilead Sciences, Macy’s, House of CB, and more. Shangela is active on social media and has 1.5 million followers on Instagram, 427.9k followers on Twitter, 478.2k followers on TikTok, and 92k subscribers on YouTube.

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How Tall Is Shangela?

Shangela has a height of 5 feet & 6 inches and weighs 65 kg at the age of 40. Shangela has a slim physique with black hair and dark brown eyes. He uses blonde wigs when performing in drag.

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