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India Ferrah is the stage name of Shane Richardson, a professional drag queen and performer from Dayton, Ohio.
On May 8, 2020, it was announced that she would be competing in All Stars 5. She was the fifth eliminated, placing 6th overall.
Drag Name Origin
She started with Jenna Michaels, but thought it did not fit her at all. There is also a queen with a name starting with Jenna and another one ending with Michaels in Roanoke, Virginia (where she is originally from). She then got a comedy name of Shanita Dickiner. She did not want to be a comedy queen, but more diva and high glam. Her first drag mother was Montana St. Clair, who gave her the name India Ferrah. Her new drag mother is Kristina Kelly.
RuPaul's Drag Race
|Statistics||Season 3||All Stars 5|
|Ranking:||10th Place||6th Place|
|Maxi Challenges Won:||0||1 (Ep. 1)|
|Mini Challenges Won:||0||0|
|Times as Team Captain:||0||1 (Ep. 2)|
|Times in Bottom:||2 (Eps. 4, 5)||4 (Eps. 2, 3, 4, 5)|
|Episode Eliminated:||Episode 5||Episode 5|
"Girl...prison honey." (to Phoenix)
All Stars 5
"India 2.0 here! Remodelled, remastered and ready for action!"
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3
- "Get her off of me!" (During her lipsync against Mimi Imfurst)
- "I paid $600 for this, I'm gonna wear this motherfucker!" (About her breastplate in Untucked!)
- "There is a hell no storm...okay!"
- "I like your hair." (To Phoenix)
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5
- "Sadly, one of the only things I'm known for is being picked up by Mimi Imfurst."
- "Surprise bitches, it's meeeee!"
- "Derrick Barry. You give us Britney like it's always 2008. Now, Ru, can we go ahead and open the door and #FreeBritney?" (in the reading mini-challenge)
- "And they did."
- "I just wanna spray it, wipe it away, get it out of here." (about Derrick Barry's lipstick message)
- "Justin Timberlake! He’s bringing sexy back, I follow in his tracks, I sent that Britney back, cause I felt very attacked! I’ll give him all my love, my hugs, my kisses, he’s my drug." (verse in I’m in Love)
- ”Comedy. Me. Yeah. Oof.” (Confessional from her conversation with Ru in the Werk Room)
- ''It's the finale, finale, ooh! I just got these done.'' (while jiggling her tits)
- ”Ladies I want you to remember the 4 h’s okay? I want you to live happy. I want you to listen to your Heart. I want you to remain humble. And most of all, be honest” (After RuPaul told her to sashay away)
"Never give up You all STARS xoxo India"
- India cites drag legends like Leigh Bowery as inspirations to her drag.
- She has been performing in drag since she was around 12.
- India has a large collection of "Funko POPs" figures.
- India is the first contestant to be picked up by another contestant (Mimi Imfurst) during a lip-sync performance.
- She shares a birthday with Yara Sofia, Kenya Michaels, and Soju, which is May 8.
- India was revealed as a contestant on All Stars 5 on her birthday.
- During All Stars 5, India became the first queen in herstory to lip-sync against a queen that is not a fellow contestant.
- India arguably now holds the worst track record out of any queen in Drag Race herstory, having appeared in the bottom in every episode she appeared in (with the exception of Episode 1 in which she won) before being eliminated.
- India is the third queen to win the first main challenge in an All Stars season without winning a maxi challenge in their first season (the first being Aja and the second being Monique Heart).
- Coincidentally, all three of them lost the Lip Sync For Their Legacy.
- India was a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race: Live in Las Vegas. Other contestants include Aquaria, Coco Montrese, and Yvie Oddly.
- India is the sixth queen to be in the top two for the first challenge, then be in the bottom two/three for the second challenge on an All Stars season (the first and second being Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon in All Stars 1, the third and fourth being Roxxxy Andrews and Tatianna in All Stars 2 and the fifth being Monique Heart in All Stars 5). She was followed by Yara Sofia in All Stars 6.
- In both of her seasons she was eliminated in episode 5.
- India is the sixth queen to be in the bottom at least four times in a single series. Coco Montrese was in the bottom four times in Season 5, Roxxxy Andrews was in the bottom five times in All Stars 2, Kennedy Davenport was in the bottom four times in All Stars 3, Ra'Jah O'Hara was in the bottom four times in Season 11, and Heidi N Closet was in the bottom four times in Season 12.
- India is the second queen to be in the bottom 4 times in a row, following Roxxxy Andrews in All Stars 2.
- Since there is not a comeback episode in All Stars 5, India is the highest placing queen to be eliminated in the Snatch Game. (not counting Tatianna in All Stars 2 and Kenya Michaels in Season 4, they both placed 9th before coming back to the competition).
- India was the only main challenge winner in her season to not survive until the finale.
- India is the first queen to win a main challenge on All Stars without sharing it with another queen.
- India is the fifth queen to win a main challenge in All Stars after having not won one in her original season, after Shannel, Aja, Monique Heart and Monet X Change. She was followed by fellow All Stars 5 contestant Jujubee.
- Of the six, she is the only one who never placed HIGH at least once in her original season.
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 Looks
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5 Looks
RuPaul's Drag Race Live
|Runners-Up||2nd: Manila Luzon • 3rd: Alexis Mateo|
|Other Queens||4th: Yara Sofia (Miss Congeniality) • 5th: Carmen Carrera • 6th: Shangela • 7th: Delta Work • 8th: Stacy Layne Matthews • 9th: Mariah • 10th: India Ferrah • 11th: Mimi Imfurst • 12th: Phoenix • 13th: Venus D-Lite|
|Judges||RuPaul • Santino Rice • Michelle Visage • Billy B|
|Pit Crew||Jason Carter • Shawn Morales|
|Runners-Up||2nd & 3rd: Jujubee & Miz Cracker|
|Other Queens||4th: Blair St. Clair • 5th: Alexis Mateo • 6th: India Ferrah • 7th: Mayhem Miller • 8th: Mariah Paris Balenciaga • 9th: Ongina • 10th: Derrick Barry|
|Lip Sync Assassins||Yvie Oddly • Alyssa Edwards • Monét X Change • Morgan McMichaels • Vanessa Vanjie Mateo • Roxxxy Andrews • Kennedy Davenport|
|Judges||RuPaul • Michelle Visage • Carson Kressley • Ross Mathews|
|Pit Crew||Jason Carter • Bruno Carvalho • Bryce Eilenberg|