Upon entering the workroom on season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Shea Couleé fiercely declared, “I didn’t come to play, I came to slay!”
Flaunting an uncanny resemblance to 1970s icon Grace Jones, the Chicago native quickly emerged as one of the top queens to beat, giving season nine winner Sasha Velour a run for her money.
Couleé’s hotdog-inspired fashions won high marks from guest judge Lady Gaga and even supermodel Naomi Campbell tweeted her approval. Although ultimately falling short of the top spot, Couleé won four out of eleven challenges, a rare feat that only former contestants Alaska and Sharron Needles have accomplished.
On Wednesday, September 27, Rey Lopez Entertainment brings Couleé to the Alamo City for two performances at Heat Nightclub. The event will be hosted by camp queen Tencha la Jefa and feature performances by “The Juniors,” Sharkeisha Banks, Chyna Cravens, Alayna Marquez, Amerie Parker, and Nilaya Milan Mathews.
$10 Adults, $25 Minors, shows at 10:30 pm and midnight, Wed, September 27, Heat Nightclub, 1500 N Main, (210) 386-4537, reylopezentertainment.com