RuPaul's Drag Race Alum goes from the Runway to the Ballroom

RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum Shangela will go from the runway to the ballroom as he was announced as a cast member on the 31st season of Dancing with the Stars.

The announcement came on Thursday, September 8, 2022, on Good Morning America. Dancing with the Stars is a television dance competition series that pairs celebrities with professional dancers. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes.

Shangela (born Darius Jeremy Pierce) first appeared onto the scene on season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Shangela was the first contestant eliminated on that season but later returned as a surprised contestant in the series third season and placing firth. Since RuPaul’s Drag Race, he has gone on to appear on numerous television series and films including A Star is Born and became the first drag queen to walk the Oscars red carpet at the 91st Academy Awards. Currently, she co-hosts the HBO reality series “We’re Here” alongside Bob the Drag Queen & Eureka O’Hara.

Shangela celebrated the announcement with his own post on Instagram

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