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Drag Queen Shangela Helps Break World Feather Boa Record

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  • In honor of Pride, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square and Madame Tussauds New York broke the world record for longest feather boa

  • The rainbow-colored accessory stretched 1.2 miles long — four times the height of the Empire State Building

  • The tourist attractions invited famous drag queen Shangela to host the event and perform for the crowd overflowing into 42nd street traffic

In honor of Pride, Ripleys Believe It or Not! Times Square and Madame Tussauds New York partnered together Thursday to break the Guinness World Record for the longest feather boa.

Spanning 1.2 miles long — nearly four times the height of the Empire State Building — the rainbow-colored accessory commemorated WorldPride coming to New York City and America for the first time.

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The tourist attractions invited famous drag queen Shangela Wadley, who holds the record for most appearances on Rupauls Drag Race, to emcee the event and perform for the crowd overflowing into 42nd street traffic. And halleloo, she did not disappoint.

Believe it or not, she flipped her Diana Ross-esque wig with such force and speed that it threatened to fly right off of her head and into the audience.

In addition to Wadley, event partner The Ride invited and transported to the celebration 30 of New Yorks finest drag queens, whose multicolored outfits, wigs and makeup rivaled the huge rainbow feather boa in front of them.

“Honey, drag queens and feather boas — we go together like peanut butter and jelly, okay?” Wadley said. “That makes me hungry and that makes me super happy because its great to be able to celebrate another milestone for our community, any way we can.” Not only did Wadley serve fish — drag lingo for looking stunningly feminine — but she sang about it too, remixing Bruno Mars “Uptown Fun” into “Uptown Fish.”

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