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Creator / Jinkx Monsoon

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It's Monsoon Season, Bitches!
“I am Seattle’s premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen.”

Jinkx Monsoon (born Jerick Hoffer; September 18, 1987) is an American drag queen, singer, comedian and actor based in Seattle. They came to international attention by winning the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine placed Monsoon 18th on their list of "the most powerful drag queens in America", a ranking of 100 former Drag Race contestants.

Selected Filmography:

  • Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel (2011) as Themself/Davey
  • East of Adin (2013) as Anthony Johnson
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (2013) as Themself
  • Drag Becomes Him (2014) as Themself
  • Steven Universe (2018) as Emerald
  • Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (2019) as Themself
  • The Queens (2019) as Themself
  • AJ and the Queen (2020) as Edie
  • Happiest Season (2020) as Em K. Ultra
  • The Jinkx & Dela Holiday Special (2020) as Themself
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  • Helluva Boss (2020) as Martha


  • The Inevitable Album (2014)
  • The Ginger Snapped (2018)

Jinkx Monsoon provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Ascended Fanboy:
    • For Steven Universe: they were such a fan of the show that campaigned online for a guest spot for quite a long time before finally landing the role of Emerald.
    • For Grey Gardens, they were lifelong fans of the documentary and of Little Edie specifically and are now quite famous for their Little Edie impersonation that they made famous on RuPaul's Drag Race's Snatch Game.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: After competing on Drag Race they came out as non-binary and have said they prefer they/them pronouns, though they will answer to she/her when in drag.
  • Catchphrase: "Water off a duck's back" a Survival Mantra they often say to remind themselves not to let what other people say hurt them.
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  • Handicapped Badass: Although they are suffering from narcolepsy, it did not stop them from being a fierce and threatening queen when competing on Drag Race. The producers allowed them to take rests from time to time whenever they felt it coming on.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: "Just Me (The Gender Binary Blues)" gives us these lines:
    Or if i'm at airport security, and they send in some chick
    To start patting me down until she notices my
    Dic-tion and my grammar correct, I am what I elect to be.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: In addition to being named after the destructive tropical storm, their last name was chosen after the character of Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: See the page quote.
  • Toothy Issue: Has a chipped tooth, but has been urged not to get it fixed since it adds to their charm.
  • Those Two Guys: Fellow Seattle queen and Drag Race Season 6 and All Stars 3 alumna BenDeLaCreme is one of their closest friends and collaborators, and they have worked together on many projects.


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