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Shangela Mourns The Passing Of Grandmother In a Heartfelt Post

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Shangela, the drag superstar and former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, is mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother. The performer took to social media to share the heartbreaking news with her fans and pay tribute to her grandmother’s life.

Shangela Mourns The Loss of Her Grandmother

The drag queen’s heartfelt tribute to her grandmother is a beautiful tribute to the woman who inspired and encouraged her and a testament to the impact that a grandparent can have on a grandchild’s life.

In an emotional Instagram post, Shangela shared a photo of herself holding the hand of her grandmother and announced the news in a heartfelt caption expressing her grief. Shangela went on to describe her grandmother as her “source of strength and inspiration” and thanked her for the love and support she had given throughout her life.

Shangela‘s fans and fellow performers then rallied around her with messages of support and condolences. Many also shared their own stories of loss and expressed their admiration for the way Shangela had honored her grandmother’s memory.

The performer has always been open about the important role her family has played in her life and career. In a 2018 interview, she discussed how her grandmother had supported her from the beginning, saying, “She came to my first drag show and was just so excited for me.”

The Drag Queen Details Growing Up In Texas With Her Grandmother

Shangela has seen her share of hardships in life growing up in Paris, Texas. She encountered many challenges throughout her childhood. However, one constant source of love and support throughout her childhood was her grandmother, who played a pivotal role in shaping Shangela’s character and instilling in her the drive and determination that would propel her to success.

“I knew that I was different. The people around me knew that I was different. Thankfully, I had my grandma and my mom and people at home that gave me so much love,” Shangela said. “Any of the discrimination or any of the bullying or whispers about me that I heard, whether it was at school or in the community, it didn’t diminish me. I knew that I was loved and I was supported at least in my home.”

Today, Shangela is a celebrated performer who has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, A Star is Born, and many other shows and movies. She also credits her grandmother with instilling in her the values of hard work, determination, and compassion, and helping her to overcome the challenges of her childhood.

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