Shannel (Drag Queen) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Shannel Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth July 3, 1979
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Hair Color Black

Shannel is an American drag queen and television personality whose claim to fame was appearing in season 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009. She has┬ámore than 100k followers on Twitter, more than 200k followers on Instagram, and more than 150k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Bryan Watkins

Nick Name

Shannel

Shannel as seen in October 2019
Shannel as seen in October 2019 (Shannel / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Orange County, California, United States

Residence

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He studied at Pacifica High School.

Occupation

Drag Queen, Television Personality

Family

  • Father – Gary Watkins
  • Mother – Debbie Watkins

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shannel has dated –

  1. Derrick Barry – Shannel was in a relationship with drag queen and Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry in the past.
Shannel seen as Bryan Watkins (without the drag persona) in July 2019
Shannel seen as Bryan Watkins (without the drag persona) in July 2019 (Shannel / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

Striking eye makeup

Shannel Favorite Things

Source – RuPaulsDragRace.Fandom.com, OCRegister.com, LasVegasSpectrum.com

Shannel (right) as seen with India Ferrah in February 2020
Shannel (right) as seen with India Ferrah in February 2020 (India Ferrah / Instagram)

Shannel Facts

  1. Bryan donned his first drag outfit at the age of 15 and competed in a Halloween drag contest, which he won.
  2. He previously worked as a beauty adviser with the cosmetic brand, Chanel.
  3. Shannel is named after her first Siamese cat.
  4. Her ‘Medusa with snakes’ outfit was listed as one of RuPaul‘s favorite costumes from the show’s entire run.
  5. She is a skilled character illusionist and has created the illusions of stars like Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, Madonna, Judy Garland, etc.
  6. Shannel’s famous wig reveal during her lip sync to Whitney Houston‘s The Greatest Love of All started a trend imitated by several others on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
  7. She stunned the judges by nominating herself for elimination in episode 6 of the reality show. She was eliminated the same week after finishing in the 4th place.
  8. In 2013, she was featured in Lady Gaga‘s music video for Applause with other drag queens such as Courtney Act, Raven, Shangela, Detox Icunt, and Morgan McMichaels.

Featured Image by Shannel / Instagram

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