To prepare for her hosting duty, Shangela stuck to the holiday theme. “I could go on and on about my gown,” she said, noting she worked with Angel Ayala and Nick Vosian on the look. “I was like, ‘OK, I’m coming up in here, they’ve been in this winter wonderland, I also want to be the ice princess myself, so what kind of ice princess wouldn’t be dripping in diamonds, darling? Swarovski crystals, OK?”
Like any 12 Dates fan, Shangela said she has a soft spot for Chelsea, Chad’s polarizing date, because she’s someone you’d want to hang out with and “chat about boys and her collection of them just for fun.” And she was especially fond of the way Garrett wrapped up the season by inviting all his gays back home.