What a year! Our girl is on FIRE! From A Star Is Born to Broad City to the GLAAD Media Awards to her upcoming stint on the Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene, Drag Race superlegend Shangela Laquifa Wadley is EVERYWHERE. And now she’s landed on Time magazine’s “Time 100 Next” list, the baby sister to the Time 100, a list of the world’s most influential people. Condragulations, babydoll!
Writes Shangela’s mentor and BFF Jennifer Lewis:
He loves what he does, and he does it well. When he puts that face on, he’s ready. Every time. That’s how you want to be. You can see it in film—he won raves for his performance in A Star Is Born—and onstage. His performance of a Beyoncé medley at the GLAAD Media Awards was electrifying. I felt like a proud peacock—I just hid in the back of the room because I didn’t want to hit anybody with my feathers. And the joy on his face when Beyoncé herself stood up and clapped for him? That was everything.
Also on the list: Pose’s Mj Rodriguez, Special’s Ryan O’Connell, Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang, the Flash Ezra Miller, Billions actor Asia Kate Dillon, breakout chart-topper Lil Nas X, and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.