D.J. Pierce, known by the name Shangela Laquifa Wadley, is an American drag queen, singer, reality television personality who is known for competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was the first contestant eliminated in season 2, and returned as a surprise contestant in the series’ season 3, placing sixth. Shangela returned once again for the season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars where he finished in joint third/fourth alongside BeBe Zahara Benet. She has made television appearances and performs across the Canada and United States.
Shangela Laquifa Wadley Family/ParentsBorn in Paris, Texas, United States, her father’s details are not available and her mother’ details are also not available yet.
Shangela Laquifa Wadley Affairs/Boyfriend/HusbandShe has not dated anybody publicly yet. She is probably single.
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Name: D.J. Pierce
- Nickname: Shangela Laquifa Wadley
- Birthday: November 22, 1981
- Age: 37 years old
- Birthplace: Paris, Texas, United States
- Current Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Education: Southern Methodist University
- Profession: Drag Queen, Actress, Television Personality, Singer
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: Multiracial (Middle Eastern and Black) (Saudi Arabian ancestry and African-American )
- Religion: Unknown
- Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Boyfriend: She is probably single
- Net Worth: Under Review
- Height: 5 feet 6 inch (167.5 cm)
- Weight: 65 kg (143.5 lbs.)
Trivia/ Facts that you may not know about Shangela Laquifa Wadley
- Shangela was raised by her grandparents as her mother used to travel a lot being in the U.S. Army.
- As a young boy, he was the male cheerleader in high school and used to dress up in drag for creative projects for English classes.
- In 2009, Shangela began her drag career as Shangela Laquifa Wadley.
- She had choreographed a three-person drag act to Single Ladies by Beyonce and when one of them canceled, she was asked to fill in. After the performance, manager was so impressed that he booked her for the entire week.
- Shangela won the first ever California Entertainer of the Year pageant in 2010.
- After performing in Los Angeles for around 5 months, Shangela got selected for Drag Race: Seaon 2 but unfortunately, she got eliminated in the 1st episode because of her lack of experience and bad sewing ability.
- Later she auditioned for Drag Race: Season 3 and was placed 6th in the show.
- In 2011, she was featured in OUT magazine as one of the ‘Most Compelling People.
- The catchphrase, “Hallelu” used by her was considered as one of the ‘2010 Top Terms We Learned on Reality Television’ by the Los Angeles Times.
- Visit Shangela’s official website @shangela.com.
- For more information about Shangela, contact her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.