Drag queen sensation Shangela helped OUT at Borgata revelers celebrate LGBTQ equality in high style and with holiday cheer at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. As the OUT at Borgata spokesperson, I had a great time with our VIP guests throughout the afternoon and evening, celebrating the LGBTQ community.
With a memorable role in A Star is Born and of RuPaul’s “Drag Race” fame, Shangela kicked off festivities in the afternoon performing during PRIDE BINGO supporting New Jersey’s Garden State Equality. The event – emceed by Sandy Beach and Whendy Whaxwood with music by DJ James Anthony – also featured former contestants of Asbury Park’s Miss Paradise drag show pageant. It was great to see so many local fans of these performers attend this event for a great cause.
Shangela made a grand entrance wearing a floor-length, tight-fit dress with a silver sequin pattern before changing into an electric blue fringed piece with jeweled beading on the neckline and matching fringed high boots accessorized with a fan printed with her catchphrase, “HALLELOO”. She had the audience in stitches during the campy event, filled with hilarious drag queen antics, and entertained guests with choreographed lip synced numbers. There were also great Borgata prizes that guests won throughout the bingo, including overnight stays at the hotel, dinners, and more.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs, with husband Joe Benigno and Mother Margaret Senior, joined in the bingo fun. Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps also stopped by before performing her new holiday cabaret show at Borgata’s Music Box. The entertaining evening with the Countess provided memorable details about her life on the show, and featured special guests that added holiday cheer.
The reality TV stars later joined Shangela as she hosted the OUT at Borgata mezzanine party at Premier Nightclub. Shangela, who stunned in a short dusty pink dress with a silver sequined design and pink heels to match, danced with hunky shirtless Santa’s helpers and celebrated until the wee hours.
Check out the gallery featuring Shangela and Borgata’s Real Housewives guests celebrating the LGBTQ community.