Watch Out Britney And Jlo: Shangela Announces Las Vegas Residency

Our girl Shangela made it from Paris, Texas, to Paris Las Vegas!

The Las Vegas Strip has been home to gay icons like Cher, JLo and Britney Spears. Now there’s a new queen on the scene: Drag Race favorite Shangela has just announced a new residency at the Paris’s Chateau nightclub.

Starting Friday, March 11, Shangela (a.k.a. D.J. Pierce) will host and perform in 53X, a sexy new show created by the producers of the Chippendales.

“This is a dream come true,” said Shangela. “I can’t believe that I now have this amazing opportunity to entertain fans from around the world on the Vegas strip — and at the same time as diva legends like Britney Spears and JLo?!? Pinch me now!”

shangela
Getty Images

Shangy will bring her trademark sass and humor to the event, which also includes scantily clad male and female dancers in a variety of routines.
 

53X squad goals.

A post shared by 53X (@53xlv) on

“We are so excited to have Shangela join us in bringing this innovative new concept to Las Vegas,” says Chippendales partner Kevin Denberg, who calls 53X an “adult adventure.

“[It] takes the infectious energy of the Chippendales show and re-imagines it for men, women, and couples to enjoy together.”

“This is the perfect show to bring a date—or find one,” teases artistic director Bryan Cheatham, who revamped the Chippendales show at the Rio. “You can be a voyeur or a participant… everyone gets exactly what they came for.”


Below, Shangela and other RPDR faves recount some behind-the-scenes dish from their seasons.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
@ItsDanAvery