Church Street says Hallelu!

Shangela is back!

Okay, so when I saw her she didn't pop out of a box. But her return is nearly as surprising! Back during "Night of the Living Drag" in NYC, Shangela had suffered an on-stage accident that took her off the road for a while. While she sent a heartfelt video message to fans assuring us that "I might be down, but I am definitely not out," doctors told the drag racer that she would be down until July. Proving the skeptics wrong, like she has so many times before, Shangela recovered months ahead of schedule.

When she came back to Nashville, she showed our stage no mercy as the fans flocked to get another chance to see "the corn goddess" buck the house down, leaving Nashville singing Hallelus for weeks to come.

Paige: So, come on girl, everyone wants to know: can you spill the tee on All Stars?

Shangela: HONESTLY everybody thinks we know but we don't. RuPaul doesn't know, World of Wonder doesn't know, even LogoTV doesn't know! It’s all up in the air at this point.

Paige: Why is it so important to you to be cast in All Stars?

Shangela: Because I haven't won the $100,000 and the crown yet! No … really because I have shown a lot of growth and I would love to have to the chance to just share more of myself with the world.

Paige: If you were to get on All Stars, is there something special you would bring that would help you claim the crown?

Shangela: It’s not just about All Stars. In general I’ve learned so much more about myself as an entertainer. There are so many different types of drag queens. Some get their life sewing, some get their life doing hair, and some people just get their life doing pageants or being pretty. I get my life performing; I love to perform.

Paige: Who do you think are the queens from other seasons most likely to be cast in All Stars?

Shangela: I don't want any of those bitches to get on! I want to win and that’s just more competition.

Paige: What queens would you pick to be on All Stars?

Shangela: Myself, of course! Maybe The Princess: she wasn't on very long and has some great costumes. Phoenix is sickening: I'd like to see her on. From my season, Mariah. She can beat a mug: she is fierce!

Paige: So, tell me, what the hell has Shangela been doing since Drag Race?

Shangela: I have been just working all over the world, opened my own company, have become California's first ever Entertainer of The Year, and went on to place 1st alternate at Nationals my first time.

Paige: Why do you think you were chosen for 2 seasons?

Shangela: Honestly, it was kind of a coincidence because I had sent in a li’l audition tape for Season 3. They called me and asked if I was interested in coming back. I asked if they had seen the tape and they said ‘no,’ so it was fate.

Paige: What is your biggest accomplishment in your career? From the show? What is your biggest regret?

Shangela: It was a huge accomplishment for me to be on the show in general. Being so new to drag, it was like I was the baby. My only regret was being sent home! No, really, I would've loved the chance to get that one-on-one time with Ru. But I have grown a lot and continue to grow as an entertainer. I broke my leg onstage, and as I was being taken out the fans were so sweet. It felt great to have all this love from fans all over. There was a chance I would never walk or perform the same but I have been back to working since February. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. You can do anything you set your mind to, and I'm living proof of that! Hallelu!

Paige: So what do you say to the people who want to put Shangela back in the box?

Shangela: Shangela is not going anywhere, so they can say it all they want, but Shangela is here to stay.





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