Unlike the original Drag Race, RuPaul treats All Stars like the cutthroat competition it is. See full bio » More at IMDbPro » Contact Info: View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro In a surprise twist on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, Shangela returned into the competition in a giant Christmas Box in the 2nd episode "The Queen who Mopped XMas". As if the shadow of (probable winner) BenDeLaCreme wasn’t already looming over the entire show, the downright unjust disqualification of the competitor who was closest in line feels amiss. Season 3 – Episode 11 All Stars 3 – Episode 8, Season 3 – Alexis Mateo All Stars 3 – Jury (Removed). Los Angeles, California In many ways, I did a see a potential winner. 's childhood was spent singing in the church choir, playing Atari Pole Position and tracing dresses from the bridal section of D.J. 4th: Tatianna • 5th: Pandora Boxx (Miss Congeniality) • 6th: Jessica Wild • 7th: Sahara Davenport • 8th: Morgan McMichaels • 9th: Sonique • 10th: Mystique Summers • 11th: Nicole Paige Brooks • 12th: Shangela, Emanuel Palmer • Max "The Body" Philisaire, 4th: Yara Sofia (Miss Congeniality) • 5th: Carmen Carrera • 6th: Shangela • 7th: Delta Work • 8th: Stacy Layne Matthews • 9th: Mariah • 10th: India Ferrah • 11th Mimi Imfurst • 12th: Phoenix • 13th: Venus D-Lite, RuPaul • Santino Rice • Michelle Visage • Billy B, 2nd: Kennedy Davenport • 3rd & 4th: BeBe Zahara Benet & Shangela, 5th: Morgan McMichaels • 6th: BenDeLaCreme (Quit) • 7th: Aja • 8th: Chi Chi DeVayne• 9th: Milk • 10th: Thorgy Thor, RuPaul • Michelle Visage • Carson Kressley • Ross Matthews. Coming into last night’s finale, she was a two-time challenge winner, but she had failed to win any Lip Syncs. But as Shangela stood on stage in her jaw-droppingly beautiful “January Jones-ing” gown eleganza, you could tell how hard she took not even being given the opportunity. In the first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Shangela made once again a surprise cameo appearance. And you WERK the Halleloo-la-hoop! Shangela performed a medley of Beyoncé songs at the 2019 GLAAD Awards, a ceremony at which Beyoncé was present and watched. Shangela regresó a competir en la Temporada 3 de RuPaul's Drag Race. Just my opinion, but if this show is about crowning the queen who performed the best, RuPaul has some thinking to do. Shangela is the second contestant in herstory to land in the Bottom two on her first episode competing and later win a Maxi Challenge on a regular season, after. 6/4/2018. Shangela is the first queen to ever return to compete from a previous season. Season 2 – 12thSeason 3 – 6th All Stars 3 – 3rd/4th Not that she ever really went anywhere. (In My Best Squirrelfriends Dragsmaids Wedding Trip), "Step aside, I'm back again! Need some help drafting your #AllStars4 Fantasy League team?! became the school's first male cheerleader since 1968. The reasons for her elimination was mainly because she didn't have enough experience. Unfortunately for Shangela, she was sent home first. The queen who famously auditioned for every single season of Drag Race until she was finally offered a spot had proven herself to be an all-around powerhouse, the perfect reincarnation of someone like RuPaul — a drag queen that transcended mere performance to become a bona fide celebrity. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Your California Privacy Rights. Alaska, Roxxxy Andrews, Alyssa Edwards, Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, Naomi Smalls, Latrice Royale, and Valentina are the only people to win every lip-sync for your legacy they ever competed in on All Stars. Darius Jeremy Pierce But did she deserve to win? See more ideas about drag queen, rupaul, shangela laquifa wadley. Since her elimination of Season 2, Shangela has gained a full year of experience. Shangela also appeared on the fourth season of, Shangela was handpicked by Lady Gaga to cast in her movie. So, Shangela ended up lip-syncing for her life in the bottom two, with her good friend Alexis Mateo in Season 3. By last night’s finale, Trixie was carrying herself as a winner. D.J. In the time in between losing to Jinkx Monsoon on her season and appearing on All Stars 2, Alaska had seemingly done it all: she toured the world, launched a web series, starred in a stage production of Sex and the City, and released a very well-received album, the cheekily-titled Anus. Michelle Visage Agrees With Fans That Shangela's 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3' Loss Was 'A Mistake' By Stephen Daw. Halleloo! Her friend Brad who had worked in telemarketing came up with the name. Place Season 2 – Episode 1Season 3 – Episode 11 All Stars 3 – Episode 8 RuPaul quoted during deliberation "This is RuPaul's Drag Race, NOT RuPaul's School for Girls!". Among the first nine announced queens, Trixie stood out, by virtue of the sheer amount of work she had done since first appearing on Drag Race. By Catherine Earp. Coincidentally, she was the second queen to lip sync against, Shangela is the highest ranking member of the. Adore DelanoAjaAlaskaAlexis MateoAlyssa EdwardsApril CarriónAquariaAsia O'HaraBeBe Zahara BenetBianca Del RioBlair St. ClairBob The Drag QueenBritaBrooke Lynn HytesCarmen CarreraChad MichaelsCheryl HoleChi Chi DeVayneCoco MontreseDetoxDida RitzEurekaFarrah MoanGia GunnGottmikHoney DavenportIndia FerrahJanJessica WildJiggly CalienteJujubeeKameron MichaelsKatya ZamolodchikovaKennedy DavenportKim ChiLaganja EstranjaLatrice RoyaleManila LuzonMariah BalenciagaMayhem MillerMonét X ChangeMorgan McMichaelsNina WestOnginaPandora BoxxPeppermintPlastique TiaraRajaRavenSahara DavenportSasha VelourSharon NeedlesSilky Nutmeg GanacheSoniqueStacy Layne MatthewsTatiannaThorgy ThorTodrick HallTrinity The TuckTrixie MattelTyra SanchezValentinaVanessa Vanjie MateoViolet ChachkiVivaciousVivienne PinayWillamYara SofiaYvie Oddly Eliminated Because in that case, Miss Shangela Laquifa Wadley — the three-time challenge winning, halleloo-yelling, Game of Thrones-quoting Shangela — was robbed. #AllStars3 Shangela is here to help by giving you her take on the new cast!! Her drag mother is Alyssa Edwards. ", "Y'all told her on the internet it was funny. You go … Halleloo!! When it came to Episode 11, RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza, Shangela had to sew three different outfits, and was seen as the weakest according to the judges. Shangela Talks Shocking 'All Stars' 3 Finale, Working With Lady Gaga & Jenifer Lewis' Reaction to 'Snatch Game'. After all, Trixie’s two wins put her very close behind Shangela (and as Katya suggested in the All Stars 2 finale, the decision isn’t all math). Biographical Information Gonna take this verse just to let you know, never listen to the haters, be a pro! The beloved drag queen talks about All Stars 3, queens she admires and acting alongside Lady Gaga… Shangela is back, back, back again! But LET me tell you something! En esta temporada terminó en el 6to lugar. I don't attack with knives. ", ”Well if this is the face of a booger, then I think it's sickening.” (in the Season 3 reunion), "C'mon Miss Tu-Tu-Tulle and fabric and felt! And Joey Guerra will be recapping the shade every week. Shangela survived 10 episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race, and made it to the top five. 's grandpa was a pig and cattle farmer ranchhand. Season 2 – 0 Season 3 – 2 All Stars 3 – 3 Cake Couture Look - Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Soup Can Look - Shangie Angie's Caffeinated HallelOOps, Shangela vs Venus D'Lite - Lip Sync Battle, Shangela vs. Carmen Carrera • Lip Sync Battle, Alexis Mateo vs. Shangela • Lip Sync Battle, Shangela vs BenDelaCreme - Lip Sync For Your Legacy Reaction, Chicago cheers Shangela vs Bendelacreme lipsync (the rematch), Rupaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Special - Jasmine vs Shangela. The book was Huck Finn, and D.J. Had Shangela been placed in the final two and simply been outperformed by Trixie, things would be different. You could never have a sugar daddy because you are not that kind of girl. Did the right All Star win All Stars 3? After winning two challenges, Shangela was eliminated in Episode 11. Shangela is the first contestant to have competed in 2 separate seasons of the show (Not including All Stars), followed by Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Eureka O'Hara, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. Pierce) has guest starred on network television shows … She is the first of four contestants to be brought back for a second chance on a consecutive regular season, the others being, Shangela was the first queen to compete on 3 different seasons, with the second being both. Started as a baby now I'm all grown up. After Shangela's Elimination from Season 2, Shangela gained more experience and learned new things on her own. However, it was just to tease the other queens and she did not actually re-enter the competition. So what went wrong? By Stephen Daw. The club's promoter was so impressed with Shangela's performance that he offered to book him for the following week. She was choreographing Beyoncé’s Single Ladies for three guys doing a charity event. Copied to clipboard. had to do a book report for his English class. Shangela is the second queen to win three Maxi Challenges in an All Stars season without winning a Maxi Challenge in their first season. Top 10 Best Shangela Moments // Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/MsMojo?sub_confirmation=1 These are the BEST Shangela moments! Since these queens have already had an opportunity to milk success from the show, RuPaul expects them to return with guns blazing. For the first two weeks, she failed to make a strong impression, and by the third, her performance still wasn’t enough to push her to the top. Okay, that happens, for a lot of us out there. I built myself from the ground up, you fucking BITCH!" (, "Hmm, honey look at the sperm count on this one!" So it was easy to stack the cards in favor of Trixie Mattel when this season’s cast was announced. RuPaul felt that she was ready to compete and has gained enough experience to rejoin the competition. ", "One two three four, I don't want that whore no more! I blame y'all." Shangela appeared in Season 4, Episode 3 of the ABC show, Station 19 as a queen performing a virtual show. Drag Name So hype, so lit, adrenaline! Shangela serves us her best self by challenging her inner Jenifer Lewis and gives us some tips on how to get the perfect snatch. Sickening! Shangela Laquifa Wadley On the fourth episode, when India Ferrah was safe after lip-syncing with Mimi Imfurst, Shangela can be heard shouting for joy that Mimi is leaving. Not just in the performing and traveling, but she also gained more experience. Shangela didn't know how to sew and needed Pandora Boxx's help sewing her outfit. Not only did Shangela — the only queen who undoubtedly belonged in the final two — get snubbed, but in her place was Kennedy Davenport, whose singular win and four appearances in the bottom put her at the very bottom of the pack. Shangela emerged as Pierce's drag persona in January 2009. ), Shangela had a sledgehammer and a piñata underneath her outfit for the finale lip sync of All Stars 3, as revealed by. RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars is the sister series to RuPaul's Drag Race and premiered on October 22, 2012. Shangela is of African-American and Saudi-Arabian descent. In episode 3, Shangela and Alexis each both won silicone breastplates from Boobsforqueens.com. (In the Bitchelor), "Season 3 Shangie would've thrown a drink on her. As an actor, Shangela (aka D.J. Shangela fell at the final hurdle (Picture: VH1) We always expect the unexpected on RuPaul’s Drag Race – but even we couldn’t predict the rise of Shangela in All Stars 3. Since season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race, Shangela's Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent has shone through even the most questionable of outfits. When it came down to the 2nd episode, when she returned, she fell in the bottom two alongside Venus D-Lite, but survived. Shangela had met with Vice President Kamala Harris in 2020, in which she was showing her how to prop open a fan. Before All Stars 3 started, it seemed like the season was destined to finally give Shangela the crown she has longed deserved, particularly when one considered how much the queen had evolved since she first competed on RuPaul's Drag Race season 2.. Related: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: 10 Best Casting Decisions As the season went on, Shangela won three maxi challenges. se crió como hijo único con su madre soltera: una veterana … ", "I GOT A POCKETFUL OF HAWTHORNES, HAWTHORNES, HAWTHORNES! It’s a question whose answer depends on how you ask it. Michael Cuby is the editor-at-large for them. Upon judgement, BeBe Zahara Benet, Kennedy Davenport, Milk, and Trixie Mattel are … them, a next-generation community platform, chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community. She had done well in a number of challenges preceding the episode, and for her self-written verse in the finale song, she took the risk of recording a rap, despite clearly feeling more comfortable singing country. Let’s take a step back and evaluate. Trixie’s slow start in the competition makes for a compelling character arc, especially since she did seem to kick into overdrive after putting things in perspective. D.J. 6/4/2018. Then again, what is RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2018, even? Cause i've worked my way, payed my dues, now I got the whole world screaming halleloo!" © 2021 Condé Nast. Coincidentally, they are also the only contestants of Middle Eastern descent in the Drag Race franchise. Shangela fell into the bottom two in the "Gone With the Window" Challenge alongside her best friend, Sahara Davenport and was sent home. Of course, simple statistics don’t necessarily betray the strongest competitor. That's my baby.'". She also toured as a comedian, bringing her quirky brand of humor to stages all across the world. As fans count down to the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 on January 25, FANDOM takes a closer look at the nine queens competing for the coveted crown.. Name: Shangela Laquifa Wadley Real Name: Darius “D.J.” Pierce Age: 36 Hometown: Paris, Texas Seasons: 2, 3 Finished: Season 2 – 12th/ Season 3 – 6th Best Drag Race Moments: Popping out of the Box Shangela primeramente compitió en la Temporada 2 de RuPaul's Drag Race, donde fue eliminada de primera, posicionándose en el 12mo lugar de la competencia. In high school, D.J. Pierce had choreographed a three-person drag act to "Single Ladies" for a sober charity event in Los Angeles, and when one of the performers cancelled, the other two asked him to fill in. If I wanted a sugar daddy, yes, I could probably go out and get one because I am what? Following Carmen Carrera's subsequent return and elimination, Shangela placed 6th in the competition overall. 'Shangela' Pierce is an actor and producer, known for A Star Is Born (2018), Terriers (2010) and Community (2009). D.J. D.J. You pick up the Halleloo-la-hoop! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. (, "They attacked me with knives. D.J. Season 2 Date of Birth Current City Shangela is the first contestant to have competed in 2 separate seasons of the show (Not including All Stars), followed by Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Eureka O'Hara, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. But if the show is about crowning the queen who performs the best throughout the competition, then Drag Race has some things to consider. "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3: airs at 7 p.m. Thursdays on VH1. –, "A lot of times, things don't go the way that you plan. The series show cases past contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race, as they compete to become immortalized in the Drag Race Hall of Fame and a cash prize of $100,000.. Shangela is a singer, activist, actress and world famous Drag Queen. One of Shangela's first performances in drag was when she was 16 in 10th grade. I've never had a sugar daddy. Shangela And in a huge twist of fate, RuPaul gave all the eliminated queens the power to select who from the top four would move on to the top two and be given the chance to Lip Sync for Their (Crowning) Legacy. (Verse in "Kitty Girl"), "Ru's looking at me like, 'that's my daughter. Real Name His work has appeared in PAPER, Teen Vogue, VICE, and Flavorwire. After all, Trixie’s two wins put her very close behind Shangela (and as Katya suggested in the All Stars 2 finale, the decision isn’t all math). If the name of the game is to crown the queen who has best represented Drag Race outside the show (so long as they make it to the finale), then there’s little arguing with the fact that Trixie Mattel — the iTunes chart-topping, VICELAND show-having, inimitable Trixie Mattel — earned it. D.J. She is best known from her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ad Choices. By the time she finally won a challenge in the fifth week, she had already found herself in the bottom; she would find herself there again the following week. Afro-Saudi American Last night, VH1 aired the finale for the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, where Trixie Mattel was crowned the winner and subsequently inducted into the much-coveted Drag Race Hall of Fame. Season Prior to the 2nd season, Shangela was only doing drag for 5 months. - Quoted from Shangela's website. Halleloo! RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. She is the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series... seasons 2, 3 and All-stars 3. Season 2 Season 3All Stars 3Holi-Slay Spectacular ", "Ain't nobody that can make my famous pies, and put a man on the moon." Shangela is the true "All Stars" winner. She didn’t have one and thinking that it’s going to be a one-time thing, said to just put down anything. Season Information Pierce, a professional drag queen, actor, and comedian from Paris, Texas. Unfortunately, the eliminated queens didn’t make the right choice last right, and instead of selecting the two queens that had performed best in the competition so far, they made choices based on personal opinions and biases. She returned the same way as in Season 3 by jumping out of a box, making it look like she would come back for another season. As the kids say, it’s what she deserves. D.J. Shangela is best recognized as the only contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series Rupaul's Drag Race (seasons 2, 3 and All Stars 3). When the cast for the second season of All Stars was announced, it was immediately clear why World of Wonder decided to bring the spinoff back after a somewhat-disappointing first outing: They needed to anoint season five runner-up Alaska Thunderfuck with the crown many thought she deserved the first go-round. One of the guys got sick the night before the show and her friends asked her to fill in. Re-Upload All Clips are from Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 All Rights Belong to VH1 UNHhhh, her World of Wonder YouTube series with fellow season seven competitor Katya, was so popular that VICE hired the queens to front their own Trixie & Katya Show on VICELAND. She was running late for the show and they called to ask for her drag name. Baby everything I've had, I've worked for and I have gotten myself. Challenge Wins 39 In addition to keeping the elimination format from All Stars 2 — where each episode’s winning queen decides who in the bottom gets sent packing — RuPaul threw a few more curveballs on All Stars 3. November 22, 1981 All rights reserved. Meanwhile, BenDeLaCreme — who returned to the competition after being pretty absent on the drag scene since her Miss Congeniality-winning appearance in season six — was demolishing the competition. Shangela returned to compete on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Click to copy. The beloved drag queen returned to RuPaul’s world for her third shot at a crown when RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 3 premiered earlier this year. This time around, she’s competing against some of the biggest names in the franchise as a contestant on All Stars 3.. FANDOM sat down with Shangela to kiki about the other contestants and what twists and turns we can expect ahead of tonight’s season premiere. Age Although Shangela did not win the competition, she made it to the top five and it has changed her life ever since the show's end. Trixie’s place in the final two was earned, after all. grew up as an only child with a single Army vet mom, a hard-working aunt and her grandparents, some of D.J. 's biggest supporters. ", "Did she just throw her titty at me?" RuPaul's Drag Race star Shangela reveals if she'd ever return to All Stars. Dec 28, 2018 - Explore John James's board "Shangela" on Pinterest. In A Star Is Born, this character, an unnamed emcee, is played by D.J. She is the second most-followed first-out contestant on Instagram (the most followed being, Shangela was the first contestant to place 12th (, Shangela was the first contestant to compete in more than one regular season, followed by. Shangela of "RuPaul's Drag Race" talks about snatching the crown on All Stars 3, never giving up on her acting dreams, and fangirling on set with Lady Gaga. 28/09/2018 Getty Images. Shangela appeared on an episode of Broad City titled “Lost and Found.” She appears at a drag brunch alongside Sasha Velour, Jiggly Caliente, and other queens. Shangela Laquifa Wadley (DJ Pierce) is the delectable creature who was on two seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and now returns for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3.She won’t go away! Sent home by (In the Bitchelor), "Oh, you have insurance? But whereas Alaska used her All Stars 2 stint to show why she should have won season five — winning four of the first six challenges, beating her opponents in three Lip Syncs, and avoiding the bottom until the penultimate challenge — Trixie’s return to this season’s competition was shaky, especially at the beginning. Her record of two challenge wins isn’t too shabby, either. attended Southern Methodist University along with Sahara Davenport, who was on season 2 with Shangela. Halleloo ladies! And you put it BACK around your waist! █ The contestant was in the top two, and won the Lip Sync for your Legacy. Five six seven eight, I am gonna FIND a date! In the sixth episode, the winning queen (BenDeLaCreme, naturally) not only had to eliminate one of her competitors, but also select a previously eliminated queen to return to the competition. Alexis won the lip-sync battle against Shangela, and Shangela ended up sashaying away. Shangela Laquifa Wadley, commonly referred to as Shangela, is the stage name of D.J. Shangela pops out of a box on the premire of season three. As is such, he alters the format just to make sure that nobody gets too comfortable. I attack with strategy. Before she became BenDeLaChrist and eliminated herself in the sixth week, she was this season’s clear frontrunner, winning every single main challenge in the first four weeks and avoiding the bottom altogether. And her runway look — a beautiful black gown that accentuated her glorious (fake) curves — was transcendent. You said Progressive." them. Trixie Mattel (Season 7: 6th Place, All Stars 3: Winner) However, some fans lashed out at the fact that Trixie Mattel was chosen to be part of the line-up, as she has already won All Stars 3, and viewers believe that it should be ‘more open for people who haven’t won anything yet’ – like *cough* Shangela *cough*. Hands down. Shangela was the first queen to write a lipstick goodbye message on the werkroom mirror, which has since become a Drag Race tradition. So when Trixie and Kennedy took to the stage for their final performance, Trixie’s legacy seemed to already be written in the sand. All Stars 3 was the first season in which Shangela wasn't up for elimination in the first episode. Paris, Texas Nobody was happy that Shangela didn’t make it into the top 2 lip sync on Drag Race All Stars season 3, but it’s safe to say some fans were more upset than others.