Jinkx Monsoon ‘Ecstatic’ About 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Win
Jinkx Monsoon, whose off-stage name is Jerick Hoffer, is basking in the glory of being crowed the winner of season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, beating out Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews in the show’s finale.
"I have told everyone: Ask me tomorrow how I feel about winning because I'm still processing," Jinkx told Zap2It. "It's gonna take a little bit for me to soak it all up and really understand what just happened. I have to say, I'm ecstatic.”
How did Jinkz feel about prevailing over runner-ups Alaska and Roxxxy? "Well, you know, it was difficult because what I truly believe about me and Roxxxy and Alaska is we are all equally passionate about this art form and we all three want it so bad and worked our a–es off to get to the level we were at and to have one person win and two people get that close and not win, it's real bittersweet," she admitted. "But, that said, I'm really happy it was my name that was picked, you know?”
Crediting her ability to adapt to criticism instead of getting stuck in her own stubbornness for her victory, Jinkz, by her own admission, had lows to match her highs throughout the season. According to Jinkx, her lowest moment on RuPaul’s Drag Race was during the show’s Sugar Ball. Not one of her three looks was successful. However, she names her highest moment as the Snatch Game where she dressed up as Little Edie from Grey Gardens. Although half the girls didn’t know who Little Edie even was, Jinkx ended up winning the competition.
With an extra $100,000 in the bank and the RuPaul Drag Race crown, Jinkx is ready to kick her career in show business into high gear. “I don't want to do drag if I can't also do theater and I don't want to do theater if I can't also do drag,” she told Zap2It of her post-Drag Race plans. “So I hope to marry the two for the rest of my life. And I also have this sick fantasy of being the first drag queen host of Saturday Night Live, so I'm kind of crossing my fingers that I can meet the right people this year and make this happen.”
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