RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3
Shane Richardson also known as The Goddess India Ferrah is originally from Roanoke, VA (The Star City of The South) and has been in the art of female impersonation for the last 15 years. After moving to Lexington, KY at the age of 20, India started working with Chelsea Pearl at Club 141 and then decided to compete in her first national pageant called All American Goddess in 2008. She captured the title and crown just 5 days before turning 21. India then moved to Ohio and auditioned for the first 2 seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race; however, it wasn’t until season 3 came along that India Ferrah was cast on the show.
After the show, India went through a lot of ups-and-downs and received a lot of criticism, and did not quite know how to handle it. Shane made the decision to pack India’s bags and quit drag. Although people thought she blamed the show for quitting, India hung up her heels because drag stopped being fun for her and it began to feel more like a chore and a job. So Shane sold all of his drag except his makeup, and made a fresh start in July 2012 when he moved to Las Vegas,NV.
Shane moved out to Vegas with the hopes of becoming a make-up artist and working backstage for shows on the famous strip. He was offered a job to host his own show as India at 8 1/2 – Piranha Nightclub. He turned down the position, but the offer was extended again. So he decided to break out the pumps and wigs and re-create India from the beginning (India 2.0). Shane accepted the position as show hostess for the Saturday night show, which would be titled GODDESS.
He still resides in Las Vegas, NV almost 3 years later and now hosts Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at Piranha Nightclub in the world famous Fruit Loop. India is also the host of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 Viewing Party at Piranha on Monday nights. She still continues to travel the country and is so thankful and blessed to be able to work and travel doing what she loves once again.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to see The Queen of Piranha Nightclub while visiting Las Vegas, now is your chance to come and meet India Ferrah at RuPaul’s DragCon on May 7-8!