Jinkx Monsoon a Hit at Vancouver Pride

Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 and titled America’s Next Drag Superstar, Jinkx Monsoon was a hit with the thousands of fans during Vancouver Pride’s Davie Street Dance Party on Friday, August 1. The crowd went wild as the high-energy drag queen sang live, belting out some of her most popular songs, to which […]

HomoCulture Pride Events Brian Webb

This article was published on August 8th, 2013

Jinkx Monsoon singing live at the Davie Street Dance Party at Vancouver Pride 2013Jinkx Monsoon performing at the Davie Street Party at Vancouver PrideWinner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 and titled America’s Next Drag Superstar, Jinkx Monsoon was a hit with the thousands of fans during Vancouver Pride’s Davie Street Dance Party on Friday, August 1.

The crowd went wild as the high-energy drag queen sang live, belting out some of her most popular songs, to which they sang along. The highlight for the Canadian audience was when Jinkx sang Blame Canada and fell into the audiences’ arms.

Jinkx real name is Jerick Hoffer. He was born in Portland, Oregon. Jerick came out when he was in middle school and began performing in drag when he was 16 years old. Throughout high school and post secondary, Jerick focused his studies in live theatre and performing arts.

Since 2006, Jerick has lived in Seattle, Washington. He has held a number of lead and supporting roles both in movies and in live theatre. His drag identity, Jinkx Monsoon, is inspired by his mother, along with influences of Lucille Ball, Maria Bamford, Deven Green, and Sarah Silverman. Jinkx is one of a few drag queens who sings live, not to recorded music.

Jinkx Monsoon performing Blame Canada at the Davie Street Dance Party during Vancouver Pride 2013

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