Shangela is Coming Home to the Hilltop!!!
Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 pm in HTCS Auditorium
Guess who is coming home to the Hilltop on October 7th to kick off the LGBTQ Symposium? Proud SMU alum D.J. Pierce, otherwise known and loved throughout the world as “Shangela!!!” Actor and Performer, D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, is best recognized as the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy-award winning reality series “RuPaul's Drag Race” (Seasons 2, 3 and “All Stars” 3). Currently, Shangela can be seen hosting the Emmy nominated HBO series “We’re Here,” which will premiere its second season this October. As an actor, Shangela has appeared in numerous TV roles, Lady Gaga’s drag mother in the Academy Award winning film “A Star Is Born,” and will co-star in the feature film “Lone Star Bull” slated for release next year.
Pierce graduated with Honors from SMU’s CCPA program. While at SMU, D.J. was a Hunt Scholar, a Hilltop Senator, Program Council Chair, M Award recipient, member of The Association of Black Students and most recently selected to serve on the Meadows School of the Arts Executive Board. This will be Shangela's first time performing professionally at SMU and to say we are excited is an understatement.