Shangela Reacts to Lady Gaga’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Support: She’s ‘Always Shown Me Such Kindness’

RuPaul’s Race star Shangela sensed the affection from Woman Crazy on his set of experiences making run on Hitting the dance floor with the Stars.

The two costarred together in Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-winning 2018 melodic sentiment A Star Is Born and have been staying aware of one another’s lives from that point onward.

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Prior to putting fourth in the DWTS season 31 finale on Nov. 21, Shangela (genuine name: Chantize Darius Jeremy Puncture) moved a paso doble to the vocalist’s hit “The Edge of Greatness” with accomplice Gleb Savchenko. (Shangela is the primary male VIP contender to be matched with a male master artist.)

Following Shangela’s show-halting execution, Crazy asked her large number of devotees on Instagram to decide in favor of her companion.

“Woman Crazy has consistently offered me such extraordinary grace,” Shangela says in the current week’s issue of Individuals.

“The way that this wonderful individual is doing this for me — I would rather not let her down. I should adapt to the situation.”


Contending on the well known Disney+ series marks a round trip second for Shangela, who has been a born performer since his young life in Paris, Texas.

“We had relatively little cash, and I understood from the beginning that me sort of moving around made my family grin,” he reviews.

As a youngster, he turned into the main male team promoter at his secondary school starting around 1963: “I cherished being out there — it was consistent with what my identity was.”

Afterward, in the wake of moving to New York he met entertainer Jenifer Lewis, who employed him as her associate when he migrated to Los Angeles.

She likewise welcomed Shangela to move into her pool house, which he did — for a long time! Shangela’s prevalence on RuPaul’s Race has prompted numerous open doors for the 41-year-old entertainer, remembering appearances for Joy, Bones, The X-Records and other hit series and motion pictures.

In 2020 he sent off We’re Here on HBO (presently in its third season), in which he ventures out the nation over to change the existences of LGBTQ+ individuals and partners with drag makeovers.

Asked where he gets his hard working attitude, Shangela refers to Lewis and his mom, Debra, a previous laborer for the US Armed force who, he says, “has forever been my No. 1 ally.”