Shangela Laquifa Wadley, born Darius Jeremy Pierce (Real name) is an American drag queen best known for RuPaul’s Drag Race and HBO’s We’re Here. She co-hosts HBO’s reality We’re Here alongside Eureka O’Hara and Bob the Drag Queen. He was the first drag queen to walk the Oscars red carpet in drag while representing A Star is Born at the 91st Academy Awards.
Shangela Age | Birthday
The We’re Here host, Shangela, born Darius Jeremy Pierce is 39 years old (age on November 12, 2021). He was born on November 22, 1981, in Paris, Texas. She celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of November every year, and on November 22, 2021, she will turn 40 years old.
Shangela’s mother served in the United States Army, and he was the only child to his mother. With his mother traveling a lot due to the nature of her work, he was raised by a large Southern Baptist family in Paris, Texas. The family included his grandfather who worked in cattle farms as a ranch hand.
Darius Jeremy Pierce whose stage name is Shangela stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Darius Jeremy Pierce, also known on stage as Shangala is openly gay. He is currently not dating someone.
Darius Jeremy Pierce by the stage name Shangela attended Southern Methodist University where he earned a B.A.
Shangela Movies & TV Shows
Shangela has made a number of television appearances and regularly performs across the United States and Canada. Some of his TV Shows and Movies include:
- We’re Here (2020-)
- A Star is Born (2018).
- Toddlers and Tiaras
- The X-Files (2016),
- Broad City (2019),
- Hurricane Bianca (2016),
- Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018), and
- Community (2011),
- 2 Broke Girls (2012),
- Glee (2012), Bones (2014),
- The Soup
- Dance Moms
Shangela has appeared in several music videos for several artists including in:
- Beat It by Fall Out Boy ft John Mayer
- Applause by Lady Gaga
- Woman’s World remix by Cher
- Gone With The Wind Fabulous by Kenya Moore
- Man Candy– herself
Besides, he has released her own music which includes the following singles:
- Call me Laquifa
- Uptown Fish
- Pay Me
- Kitty Girl-RuPaul feat BeBe Zahara, Kennedy Davenport, and Trixie Matte
Shangela RuPaul’s Drag Race
Shangela joined RuPaul’s Drag Race in its second season and become the first to be eliminated in that season. He returned as a surprise contestant in season 3 and finished in fifth place. Moreover, he also returned for the third time season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars where he finished in joint-third/fourth place alongside BeBe Zahara Benet. In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine placed his second on their list of “the most powerful drag queens in America”, a ranking of 100 former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants.
In addition, Shangela’s Drag mother is Alyssa Edwards.
Shangela We’re Here
He co-hosts HBO’s reality series We’re Here, alongside Eureka O’Hara and Bob the Drag Queen. ” In the series, the trio of drag queens travel across the United States to recruit small-town residents to participate in one-night-only drag shows. It premiered on April 23, 2020. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on October 11, 2021.”
In 2021, We’re Here won GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding RealityProgram.
Shangela Net worth
Shangela’s estimated net worth is $ 1 million. He is among the richest and successful drag queens. His success has come through television shows and acting.
His Instagram handle is @itsshangela, with 1.5 million followers as of November 2021. He is the most followed drag queen on Instagram.