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JINKX

International star, season five winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and now taking over the world with her barn-storming live shows. From finding her many faces of drag to sexuality, gender identity, narcolepsy, Drag Race, The Vaudevillians, returning to the UK, and why fat shaming has NO place in the drag community! Get ready — it’s Monsoon season and the hardest working single mother in show business is ready to whip up a storm!

EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE ANASTASIA EDWARDS

Cover girl!

SEATTLE’S PREMIER JEWISH NARCOLEPTIC DRAG QUEEN.

EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEW

IMAGES MAGNUS HASTINGS, JOSE A. GUZMAN COLON, SANTIAGO FILIPE, SHANN TREADWELL AND NATE WATTERS

Jinkx, welcome... [Chuckles] Why, thank you.

Is Jinkx Monsoon an actor or a drag queen? I’m both. I always say that I’m an actor first and drag queen second. There’s no drag without theatre, and there’s no theatre without drag. Like, even when I’m playing male characters, in my brain, I’m getting into a male drag character.

When did you have your first experience of drag? I saw my first drag show when I was about 14-years-old at a gay teen wreck centre called SMYRC — the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Centre in Portland, Oregon. I saw this drag show and I remember being excited about getting to watch my first drag show, but I was adamant that I didn’t want to be a drag queen myself.

Why’s that? Because everyone expected me to be a drag queen. It was like the same way I tried really hard not to be gay. I had BIG issues with doing things that everyone wanted me to do, so when everyone was convinced I was going to be a drag queen, I really tried to fight that.

So where did the name Jinkx come from? Jinkx was my nickname for a long time because I’m actually very clumsy and have odd luck. Jinkx isn’t a drag queen, she’s a real woman. Her backstory is that she tried so hard to be a movie star or a Broadway star. She’s tried everything to get famous, and she just can’t because she’s dancing her own way cause she’s a self-absorbed, egocentric bitch. She went to a gay club and someone mistook her for a drag queen, and then she’s like, “Oh, I can pretend to be a drag queen”.

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It's summer again and that means you need SHADE! Celebrate our first birthday with an exclusive new cover interview with Jinkx Monsoon, chats with all 12 queens from Season Eight of RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as winners Bianca Del Rio and Violet Chachki. Plus we meet the cast and crew of Kinky Boots, and the UK's first out Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore.
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