Here at Chitownstarconnections, we love talking to “RuPaul’s “girls” . They are all fun, fierce, and fabulous. We have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with so many of them. Last week, I shared some girl talk with Shangela aka DJ Pierce. What’s up with Laqueefa ? Well….
On the day we talked, Shangela was in NY and on her way to an audition. It was a busy week for her since she saw Madonna and participated in Fashion Week. “Girlfriend” is not only an entertainer , but an actress as well. She has made several appearances on sitcoms. Most recently, she made an appearance as herself (no drag) on the CBS hit “Two Broke Girls.” She loves to watch sitcoms on television , but also loves dramas, especially “Grey’s Anatomy” (especially one McDreamy) . She couldn’t say enough good things about working on “Two Broke Girls.” “Jennifer Coolidge was fabulous . And I loved working with Michael Patrick King . He is truly a television legend. ” King was the creator of “Sex and the City” She also did a pilot with NBC and was directed by another television legend, Fred Savage. Fred spent his childhood growing up in front of America in “The Wonder Years.” “He understands what it is to be a good director because he directs from the actors point of view.” We will be watching for her episode of “Two Broke Girls” when it airs.
Television isn’t the only thing on Shangela’s plate. She also informed me about the release of her single. “Working Girl” on itunes. She is also proud of her work on her webseries with fellow diva, Jennifer Lewis. Jennifer can be best remembered as Aunt Helen on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” I think the thing that I was most curious about was what Shangela learned from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” I learned to never be afraid to take chances and how to be a better business drag person. Ru is involved in a lot of areas. ”
Shangela has nothing but love for the Windy City. “Numero uno , beautiful people, numero dos , deep dish pizza , and numero tres, it’s the land of Obama.” she smiled. Shangela has made appearances at Spin and Roscoe’s many times. She is also a role model to her little goddaughter, who appeared on the TLC show, “Toddlers and Tiaras.”
Whatever the future holds, it’s obvious that Shagela’s star will be shining bright and to that we say Halleloo!