‘Drag Race’ Star Shangela Makes 'DWTS' History
Rupaul’s Drag Race star Shangela will be competing in the latest season of Dancing with the Stars with dancer Gleb Savchenko. Shangela, whose real name is DJ Pierce, and Savchenko will be the show’s first-ever male couple and the second same-sex couple. Shangela will also be the first-ever drag performer to compete in the show. She hopes to show DWTS fans that “it's all about the heart and soul of who you are as a person”. It doesn't matter if it's two men dancing together, if it's a man or a drag entertainer like myself dancing together. It's about the spirit of dance and the fun, and the ability to connect and to learn more about other people's worlds, DJ ‘Shangela’ Pierce. Shangela is “not afraid” to be in the dance world and is “excited” to learn from her dance partner Savchenko.