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Drag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7

Drag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7

Disco diva

Text: Aravin Sandran


Image: Getty Images

Shangela (aka D.J. Pierce) is best recognised as the only contestant on three separate seasons of the Emmy-winning reality series Rupaul's Drag Race (seasons 2, 3 and All-Stars 3). He brought us one of the most iconic performances of the series when he slayed his lip-sync rendition of Rupaul's 'Freaky Money' featuring Big Freedia adorned in a fat suit and red nipple stickers. In addition to his long list of guest-starring roles in sitcoms such as Glee and 2 Broke Girls, he was hand-picked by Lady Gaga to star in this year's standout movie A Star Is Born as the drag bar emcee. Shangela was also honoured with the Rising Star Award by the LGBT Music Festival for his global contributions in performance and music. The drag diva will be tearing up the floor in Singapore with his self-written stand-up comedy show 'Shangela is Shook' in early December, so we asked him to tackle our Visual Questionnaire to get a glimpse of the man behind that shade and beat face.

An Instagram account you're obsessed with: @arianagrande

 

Last Youtube video that made you laugh: Kid riding a bicycle with a clown mask

Most played song on Spotify right now: 'thank u, next' by Ariana Grande

A film that makes you cry: A Star Is Born (2018)

Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire: 'The Mother of Black Hollywood' by Jenifer Lewis

Drag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7 (фото 1)

Last meal you would have: Popeye's chicken and biscuitsDrag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7 (фото 2)

The most memorable city that you've visited: Dubai — I was the first Drag Race Queen to perform two numbers on stage

Drag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7 (фото 3)

Your guilty pleasure TV show: How to Get Away with Murder

An artist/designer who inspires you: Diego Montoya 

 

The most memorable drag performance you've seen: Tandi Iman Dupree doing 'I Need A Hero'

One performer/designer/artist you would love to collaborate with: Emmy-winning producer and writer Lena WaitheDrag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7 (фото 4)

Somewhere you wish you could perform: Antartica — the only continent I've not performed on

Drag queen Shangela: Visual Questionnaire #7 (фото 5)

'Shangela is Shook' will be happening at 8pm on 12 December 2018 at the Shine Auditorium.

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