Nearly every eliminated cast member on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race has something in common: They’re all rooting for Jinkx Monsoon to win it all.
Jinkx Monsoon, a.k.a. Jerick Hoffer, has won us over with her darling stage presence, triumphant “Snatch Game” impersonation of Little Edie Bouvier, and commitment to kookiness. That goth transformation for this Monday’s runway? Unbelievable.
If you’d like to buttress your affection for Jinkx with proof that she’s as smart and sweet as you could ever want, check out this 2011 documentary vid called Drag Becomes Him. The video has gained some traction since Jinkx joined Drag Race, but so many moments here deserve our attention now:
-Jinkx’s love of mimicking Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her
-This sterling explanation of her persona: “Jinkx is kind of this egocentric, keeping-up-appearances type of b*tchy woman who goes back and forth between excruciatingly polite and well-behaved and then doing probably the most crass thing you can think of. Recently I realized that that’s my mom.”
-The intimacy of the whole clip. Putting on makeup is such a personal moment for a drag queen, as Dorian Corey‘s Paris is Burning confessionals have long proven.
-The line, “Not every 23-year-old can look so good as a 40-year-old woman.”
Which brings me to my final point: There is almost no way she can lose this competition, right?