D.J. Pierce, known by his stage name Shangela Laquifa Wadley, is an American drag queen, comedian, dancer, businessperson and reality television personality who rose to prominence competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was the first contestant eliminated in season two, and returned as a surprise contestant in the series’ third season, where she finished in sixth place. She is also a contestant on the upcoming RuPauls Drag Race All Stars (season 3), giving her the distinction of being the first queen to compete in three different seasons.
Since RuPaul’s Drag Race, Shangela has had several television appearances and performs across the United States and Canada.