Jinkx Monsoon :: It's All Just a Case of History Repeating
Many of the drag contestants on LOGO's "RuPaul's Drag Race" are now staples on the gay club circuit. But, Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon has chosen a different route to stardom that better fits her talents and creativity than lip-synching the latest Beyonce or Rihanna remix.
With a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and ten years experience on the stage, the likely places you will see Jinkx spread her drag wings will have the word Broadway or Carnegie on the marquee. "The Vaudevillians," her college creation performed with stage partner Major Scales, just might be the vehicle that propels her drag career to those theater heights.
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.