Ginger Minj at RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018
Joshua Allen Eads
Ginger Minj is the stage name of Joshua Allan Eads, an American drag queen, actor, singer, songwriter, and reality television personality most known for placing as the runner-up on the seventh season of the reality television competition RuPaul's Drag Race and subsequently the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.
Eads as Ginger Minj competed on the seventh season of the reality television competition RuPaul's Drag Race, which was announced on March 2, 2015. He placed in the top three in the season, but lost to Violet Chachki. He was announced as one of ten contestants for the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars on June 17, 2016. He was eliminated in the third episode, placing eighth. He appeared as a guest for the first challenge in the premiere of season eleven of Drag Race.
His debut album, Sweet T, was released in October 2016 The album consists of a mix of original songs and covers and features of variety of styles including pop, rock, dance, jazz, and soul. Minj contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 in 2017.
Eads was an actor in Clandestine Arts' production of Avenue Q. He performed with other All Stars 2 queens at the Trailblazer Honors for Harvey Fierstein as the only singing performer on July 7, 2016. He was with Katya and Alyssa Edwards on commercial bumpers for a Mama's Family marathon for the Logo channel.
In 2018, he starred in the musical comedy film Dumplin'. In 2020, Eads portrayed Tommy and drag queen Fanny Pak on the Netflix comedy AJ and the Queen alongside RuPaul in the episode "Fort Worth".
|"Ooh Lala Lala"||2016||Sweet T|
|"Bad, Bad Boy"|
|"Let the Music Play"||RuPaul||RuPaul Presents CoverGurlz 2|
|"Eggs"||2016||Lucian Piane, Trixie Mattel||RuPaul's Drag Race: The Rusical|
|"Down Home Country Christmas"||Carnie Wilson||Christmas Queens 2|
|"Xmas Hams"||Jiggly Caliente|
|"White Christmas"||2017||N/A||Christmas Queens 3|
|"All This Body"||2018||Jiggly Caliente, Alaska Thunderfuck||T.H.O.T. Process|
|"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"||N/A||Christmas Queens 4|
|A Queen For the People||Himself||Documentary film about Bob the Drag Queen|
|Dumplin'||Candee Disch||Netflix Original Film|
|2015||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself (contestant)||Season 7, Runner-up|
|2015||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked||Himself||Season 7|
|2016||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars||Himself (contestant)||Season 2, 8th Place|
|2017||Good Behavior||Ruby Flare||Episode: You Could Discover Me|
|2018||Super Drags||Lemon Chiffon||English dub, Main Cast|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself (guest)/Donald Trump||Season 11, 2 episodes|
|2020||AJ and the Queen||Tommy||Guest appearance|
|2016||Transformations with James St. James||Himself (guest)||Episode: "Ginger Minj"|
|2016-2018||Southern Fried Sass||Himself (co-host)||WOWPresents Plus Original, 4 episodes|
|2018||CRAIGSLIST Missed Connections||Himself||Guest|
|2018||The Pit Stop||Himself (guest)||Episode: "Ginger Minj"|
|2019||The X Change Rate||Himself (guest)||Episode: "Ginger Mink & Jinkx Monsoon"|
- Boedeker, Hal. "Orlando actor runs 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- Redmond, Adele (2018-01-19). "Superstar drag queen Ginger Minj reconciles faith and female impersonation in World Buskers Festival show". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- Nichols, JamesMichael (2015-01-28). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Adds New Judges, Will Premiere March 2". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- "Logo Announces Contestants For "RuPaul's All Star Drag Race" Season 2". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- "'RuPaul's Drag Race' 11 episode 1 recap: Which queen was sent packing on 'Whatcha Unpackin'? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]". Goldderby. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
- Ginger Minj (2015-06-01), Ginger Minj - Ooh Lala Lala [Official], retrieved 2018-06-01
- Ginger Minj (2016-10-21). "Ginger Minj - Bad, Bad Boy [Official]". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- "Ginger Minj Teases New Music & a Major RuPaul's DragCon NYC Makeover: 'I Can't Screw This Up'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- "Christmas Queens: Holiday Album & Tour From 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Vets Returning for 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
- "Ginger Minj Says She'd 'Love' to Play Ursula, Talks Working with Jennifer Aniston and Dolly Parton: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
- Kubersky, Seth. "Ginger Minj – also known to her Orlando friends as actor Josh Eads – reveals she hasn't forgotten where she came from". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
- Kubersky, Seth. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Joshua Eads plays it straight in 'Avenue Q' at Bay Street". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- Logo (2016-07-07), All Stars 2 Cast Performs 'I Am What I Am' for Harvey Fierstein | Trailblazer Honors | Logo, retrieved 2018-06-01
- Logo (2016-12-02), The Queens Alyssa Edwards, Katya & Ginger Minj Rave About Mama's Family | Logo, retrieved 2018-06-01
- "NSFW: Local drag queen Ginger Minj scores gig on Netlflix - bungalower". bungalower. 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
- "WATCH: Shangela, Ginger Minj, and Trixie Mattel save the world". Gay Star News. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
- "Watch Dolly Parton and Linda Perry Perform a New Song From "Dumplin'"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
- "Ginger Minj Got Married At DragCon". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- Nolfi, Joey (2019-12-03). "RuPaul brings 22 Drag Race queens to costar on AJ and the Queen". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
- "Southern Fried Sass on WOWPresents Plus". WOWPresents. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- "The X Change Rate: Ginger Minj & Jinkx Monsoon". BUILD Series. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
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