Shanella is one of the newest additions to the Viva Hot Babes. "I’ve been doing VTRs back then. A friend of mine referred me to the Viva Hot Babes. Tapos yun, napansin ako. Nakita lang ako, and they liked me immediately. They took me in the first time they saw me. Nagtataka nga sila kung bakit nakita ako agad. Maybe it’s my smile. Ha ha ha!"
Shanella Strauss admits that there was a point in her life where she almost became a lesbian. she had a relationship with a girl that lasted for two months. "I had a change of heart. Hello, ang laki ng boobs ko sabay nanliligaw ako sa kapwa babe. I even talked to my mom about it. Nakita niya kasi that I was wearing boyish clothes, like loose shirts. When we talked, I figured that being a lesbian wasn't my thing pala."