Ginger Minj

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Ginger Minj
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Ginger Minj at RuPaul's DragCon LA 2018
Born
Joshua Allen Eads
NationalityUnited States American
OccupationDrag queen
Known for
Websitehttp://gingerminj.com/

Ginger Minj is the stage name of Joshua Allan Eads,[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

Eads was born in Lake County, Florida, and majored in theater at school. His drag mother is Rusty Fawcett.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Music[edit]

Eads released his first single, "Ooh Lala Lala" on June 1, 2015.[6] A second single, "Bad, Bad Boy" was released on October 21, 2016.[7]

His debut album, Sweet T, was released in October 2016[8] 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.[9]

His second album Clown Fucker was set to be released in December 2018,[10] and was pushed back to early 2019, but remains unreleased.[11]

Acting[edit]

Eads was an actor in Clandestine Arts' production of Avenue Q.[12] He performed with other All Stars 2 queens at the Trailblazer Honors for Harvey Fierstein as the only singing performer on July 7, 2016.[13] He was with Katya and Alyssa Edwards on commercial bumpers for a Mama's Family marathon for the Logo channel.[14]

Minj voiced the character Lemon Chiffon in the 2018 Netflix original series Super Drags.[15][16]

In 2018, he starred in the musical comedy film Dumplin'.[10][17] 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".

Personal life[edit]

Eads is from Florida,[8] and was married to his husband by Michelle Visage at a DragCon convention in 2017.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Sweet T
  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Label: Producer Entertainment Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Clown Fucker
  • Scheduled: 2019

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Ooh Lala Lala" 2016 Sweet T
"Bad, Bad Boy"

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Christma-Hannu-Kwanzaa-Ka" 2015 N/A Christmas Queens
"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

Filmography[edit]

Film credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Miss Arizona Ginger
A Queen For the People Himself Documentary film about Bob the Drag Queen
Dumplin' Candee Disch Netflix Original Film
2019 The Queens Herself Documentary

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
@midnight Himself Episode 580
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[19] Tommy Guest appearance

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Transformations with James St. James Himself (guest) Episode: "Ginger Minj"
2016-2018 Southern Fried Sass[20] 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[21] Himself (guest) Episode: "Ginger Mink & Jinkx Monsoon"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boedeker, Hal. "Orlando actor runs 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Nichols, JamesMichael (2015-01-28). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Adds New Judges, Will Premiere March 2". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  4. ^ "Logo Announces Contestants For "RuPaul's All Star Drag Race" Season 2". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ "'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.
  6. ^ Ginger Minj (2015-06-01), Ginger Minj - Ooh Lala Lala [Official], retrieved 2018-06-01
  7. ^ Ginger Minj (2016-10-21). "Ginger Minj - Bad, Bad Boy [Official]". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  8. ^ a b "Ginger Minj Teases New Music & a Major RuPaul's DragCon NYC Makeover: 'I Can't Screw This Up'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  9. ^ "Christmas Queens: Holiday Album & Tour From 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Vets Returning for 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  10. ^ a b "Ginger Minj Says She'd 'Love' to Play Ursula, Talks Working with Jennifer Aniston and Dolly Parton: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Kubersky, Seth. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Joshua Eads plays it straight in 'Avenue Q' at Bay Street". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  13. ^ Logo (2016-07-07), All Stars 2 Cast Performs 'I Am What I Am' for Harvey Fierstein | Trailblazer Honors | Logo, retrieved 2018-06-01
  14. ^ Logo (2016-12-02), The Queens Alyssa Edwards, Katya & Ginger Minj Rave About Mama's Family | Logo, retrieved 2018-06-01
  15. ^ "NSFW: Local drag queen Ginger Minj scores gig on Netlflix - bungalower". bungalower. 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  16. ^ "WATCH: Shangela, Ginger Minj, and Trixie Mattel save the world". Gay Star News. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  17. ^ "Watch Dolly Parton and Linda Perry Perform a New Song From "Dumplin'"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  18. ^ "Ginger Minj Got Married At DragCon". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  19. ^ Nolfi, Joey (2019-12-03). "RuPaul brings 22 Drag Race queens to costar on AJ and the Queen". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  20. ^ "Southern Fried Sass on WOWPresents Plus". WOWPresents. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  21. ^ "The X Change Rate: Ginger Minj & Jinkx Monsoon". BUILD Series. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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