Shangela (Drag Queen) Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Movie and TV Shows

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Shangela Biography

This is what you need to know about Shangela, are an American drag queen, reality television personality, and actor best known for competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Shangela was the first contestant eliminated in season two, and returned as a surprise contestant in the series’ third season, placing sixth.

She returned once again for the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars where she finished in third/fourth place alongside the winner of the first season, BeBe Zahara Benet. Shangela has also made several television appearances and regularly performs across the United States and Canada. New York magazine named Shangela one of the top 100 Most Powerful RuPaul Drag Queens in America in June 2019. Due to her role in A Star Is Born, Shangela became the first queen to walk the Oscars red carpet in drag.

Shangela Age

Shangela November 22 1981 in Paris, Texas, United States. He is 40 years old as of 2021.

Shangela Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Shangela Net Worth

Shangela is an American drag queen and reality television personality who has a net worth of $1 million.

Shangela RuPaul’s Drag Race

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.

Season 2

Shangela first started on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2. Unfortunately for Shangela, she was sent home first. The reason for her elimination was mainly because she didn’t have enough experience. Before the 2nd season, Shangela was only doing drag for 5 months. Shangela didn’t know how to sew and needed Pandora Boxx’s help sewing her outfit. RuPaul quoted during deliberation “This is RuPaul’s Drag Race, NOT RuPaul’s School for Girls!”

Shangela fell into the bottom two in the “Gone With the Window” Challenge alongside her best friend, Sahara Davenport, and was sent home.

Season 3

In a surprise twist on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, Shangela returned to the competition in a giant Christmas Box in the 2nd episode “The Queen Who Mopped Xmas”. Shangela is the first queen to ever return to compete from a previous season

RuPaul felt that she was ready to compete and has gained enough experience to rejoin the competition. Since her elimination of Season 2, Shangela has gained a full year of experience. Shangela survived 10 episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and made it to the top five.

Sewing however was still not her strong point in the third season. When it came down to the 2nd episode, when she returned, she fell in the bottom two alongside Venus D-Lite but survived.

In the fourth episode, when India Ferrah was safe after lip-syncing with Mimi Imfurst, Shangela can be heard screaming/shouting for joy that Mimi is leaving.

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. So, Shangela ended up lip-syncing for her life in the bottom two, with her good friend Alexis Mateo in Season 3. Alexis Mateo won the lip-sync battle against Shangela, and Shangela ended up Sashaying Away.

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. Not just in performing and traveling, but it also gained her more experience.

Season 4 Cameo

In the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 4 Shangela made once again a surprise cameo appearance. 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. However, it was just to tease the other Queens and she did not re-enter the competition.

Shangela Movie and TV Shows

  • 2009 The Panty Man
  • 2012 LaQuifa is HALLELOOSIN’ It!
  • 2013 Farah Goes Bang
  • 2013 R.I.P.D.
  • 2015 TupiniQueens
  • 2015 Kiss Me, Kill Me
  • 2016 Hurricane Bianca
  • 2018 Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate
  • 2018 A Star Is Born
  • 2010 One Night Stand Up
  • 2010–12 RuPaul’s Drag Race

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