The Pacific Northwest is FINALLY represented on RuPaul’s Drag Race, now that it is in its 5th season–and our rep is a Portland Native. Jinkx Monsoon is her name and drunken housewife is her game.
We are only 2 episodes into the season, but so far so good. Jinkx spoke exclusively to Willamette Week, with whom she shared her dream to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and be the first drag queen host of Saturday Night Live.
The best way to cheer on Jinkx is to attend one of the official viewing parties on Monday evenings. In Portland, Scandals is the scene, hosted by Summer Seasons and featuring drink specials and a fantasy drag league! In Vancouver, head over to Tiger Lily, hosted by Felicity Carmichaels with drink specials and weekly challenges.