Shangela Laquifa Wadley, an American drag queen, comedian, and reality television personality who competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race Seasons 2 and 3. She was the first contestant eliminated in season two, and returned as a surprise contestant in the series’ third season. She was among the top five contestants before her elimination in the eleventh episode. Since RuPaul’s Drag Race, Shangela has had several television appearances and continues to perform across the United States and Canada.
Shangela is known for the catchphrase, “halleloo”, which the Los Angeles Times considered one of the “2010 Top Terms We Learned on Reality Television.”
Shangela’s comedic persona is Laquifa, who entered the limelight during eighth episode of season three, in which he won the “Ru Ha Ha” competition. Since being on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Laquifa has performed comedy as Laquifa in Downelink.com’s “One Night Stand Up!” on LOGO. Shangela has performed in the Drag Queens of Comedy showcase alongside legends Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat and Coco Peru
Shangela has continued to make waves since her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race, making cameos on shows like Glee, 2 Broke Girls, The X Files, The Mentalist and the Bold and the Beautiful, to name a few.
Shangela also co-starred along side Willam, in Bianca Del Rio’s break out feature film, Hurricane Bianca in 2016.