Drag Race star Shangela has made herstory as the first drag performer to compete on Dancing with the Stars. On 8 September, the long-running dance series announced the new cast for its 31st season.
From American Idol winner Jordin Sparks to Cruel Intentions star Selma Blair, the new batch of episodes are set to feature an array of household names.
However, one contestant that left pop culture enthusiasts truly gagged was Drag Race legend Shangela. “Good morning America (and world!) I’m so excited to announce that I’m the newest contestant on Dancing with the Stars!
From the backyard in Paris, TX to the ballroom on Disney Plus, time to TURN IT,” she wrote via Twitter. Shortly after her announcement, fans took to social media to express their excitement for Shangela’s inclusion in the series.