Shannel, who was born Bryan Watkins, is a well-known television personality and drag queen in the United States. Her most notable accomplishment was her participation in both the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars. She is most known for this. Both times around, she finished in the top four in the competition.
Bryan was born on July 3, 1979, in Orange County, California. She is 43 years old.
Bryan Watkins gave birth to Shannel in Orange County, California, the United States. There is currently no known information regarding her family, including her parents and siblings. She started performing drag at the age of fifteen when her older brother participated and won a Halloween drag contest. After waiting another year, he began his career in the beauty industry by joining Glamour Shots as a hairstylist and makeup artist, contributing his skills to picture shoots. Soon after that, a Chanel Corporation representative came across him and hired him on as a beauty expert for Chanel cosmetics. This happened quite quickly after the initial discovery.
Is Shannel Married
Shannel has kept her personal life away from the public and social media. She has never talked about her love life in public. Currently, Shannel is single since she has never been seen with any man sharing or she has never mentioned any man in her life. She is still not dating anyone.
Shannel RuPaul’s Drag Race
The casting announcement for the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race included Bryan as one of the nine participants (2009). During the third show, she and another participant named Akashia were both eliminated from the competition. She triumphed over her in a lip-syncing competition set to Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All.” During the lip sync, Bryan is credited with having performed the show’s first ever “wig reveal.” Later on, she was eliminated in the sixth episode after failing her lip sync to “Shackles (Praise You)” by Mary Mary against Rebecca Glasscock. Rebecca Glasscock was the winner of the competition.
The first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars aired in 2012, and it was confirmed that Bryan will be one of the twelve returning participants for the new season. As a result of the team twist that was implemented for this season, she became a member of the team Shad alongside eventual champion Chad Michaels. The duo triumphed in the challenges included in the third, fourth, and fifth episodes of the competition before Shannel was eliminated tied for third place with Jujubee.
In addition, she served as a drag lecturer on the spin-off show RuPaul’s Drag U for three seasons between 2010 and 2012. U. Shannel made an appearance as a guest star in the pilot episode of the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She made an appearance on the season ten finale of Drag Race among her fellow cast members from season one, lip-syncing alongside Mayhem Miller.
She joined CeeLo Green’s “Loberace” at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas strip in March of 2013, when the show was still in its first year. As the spring season came to a close, it was revealed that she will be joining Frank Marino on his show “Divas” in Las Vegas as a co-host for the next season. In addition, he keeps traveling and working with the Dreamgirls Revue Shows, at addition to making special guest appearances in clubs all throughout the United States.
In 2014, he produced a dinner and drag extravaganza at VLVT Lounge in Santa Ana, California, which was located in the state of California. Lipstick & Lashes is a dinner show that has been meticulously prepared, and it features a fantastic cast, male dancers, props, character illusions, top 40 music, and some of your favorite musicals from Broadway. The popularity of the show has led to the creation of two further full-production shows, which are called Halloween Madhouse and Cinematic.
As the autumn of 2016 drew closer, Bryan received a phone call from Las Vegas informing him that Chippendale’s newest cabaret act, “53X,” had opened at the Paris Hotel. After the show completed its short run and was awarded the “Best of Las Vegas” prize, she joined the cast of Frank Marino’s “Divas,” where she currently impersonates Barbra Streisand and Adele on a nightly basis.
The year 2018 was an incredible one for Shannel. She collaborated with Voss Events to host the “Drag Brunch” event, which took place at Senor Frogs, which is located within the Treasure Island Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The “Drag Brunch” event is extremely popular and sells out practically every weekend. It offers attendees a one-of-a-kind experience that includes audience participation and personal interactions with their favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni.
The event has become so popular that it is now the only drag show on the Las Vegas Strip. As a result, “Drag Brunch” is now performed three times per week, and there are five distinct shows to select from. In addition, the cast has lately launched a fully choreographed show called “Drag Supper Club,” which takes place every Saturday evening.
Shannel Net Worth
Her estimated net worth ranges between $500k – $1 million.
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