If you’re a Little Mix fan then already know that the British girl group—especially member Jade Thirlwall—are big fans of all things RuPaul and Drag Race.
In 2015 the girl group performed RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk” at London’s G-A-Y and they even recently had The AAA Girls—Alaska, Willam and Courtney Act—cameo in the music video for their single, “Power.”
This week, Thirlwall turned 25 and decided to celebrate the occasion by throwing a drag queen-themed birthday extravaganza that had everything from fierce looks to giant fans and vogueing.
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For the birthday kiki, Thirlwall transformed into her drag alter-ego, Shaneeda Nibbles, and she carried a giant fan throughout the night that was adorned with her drag mother, Willam, who gave Thirlwall her drag name.
Not only was the night a fierce party celebrating drag and the LGBT community, but it also raised money for a good cause. If party guests donated to the charity Stonewall UK, they received a fun gift bag that included rainbow shoelaces, candy and more.
Last (party pic I promise) but most importantly thank you to @stonewalluk for helping me create the perfect party bags and to everyone who donated at #jades25thkiki ♥️ while we celebrated equality, drag and all things LGBT on the night, unfortunately it is still not so easy for others. Please visit their site to learn more and donate if you can for Christmas 🤗 I look forward to working with @stonewalluk more in the New Year 🖤 #AcceptanceWithoutException
Thirlwall has been a vocal supporter of the LGBT community and a devoted RuPaul superfan for years. Last year she clapped back at an internet troll her came for her when she posted a picture of Ru for “Woman Crush Wednesday” who asked her how she could support drag queens.
“If you don’t ‘support’ these kind of ‘things’ (assuming you mean drag queens or the gay community) then I suggest you go and comment on somebody else’s Instagram”, she wrote. “Someone just as homophobic, ignorant and as warped as yourself.”
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Little Mix any more than we already do. We’re just sad we didn’t get an invite to the birthday extravaganza.
Happy Birthday, Shaneeda!