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‘Drag’ Star Jimbo Talks Murray And Peters ‘A Drag Queen Christmas’

Jimbo / Fernando Cysneiros @thedragseries

Start your holiday engines and get ready to trim the tree: Murray & Peter Presents proudly brings audiences across the nation a holiday tradition, A Drag Queen Christmas, featuring contestants from the Emmy-Award winning television show RuPaul’s Drag Race on MTV. The tour, which is in its ninth incredible year, will include 38 cities from coast to coast and comes to Miami Beach on Wednesday, December 27. Tickets on sale at dragfans.com.

Hosted by Miz Cracker, the tour includes performances by Netflix superstar Alyssa Edwards, Brooke Lynn Hytes (host of Canada’s Drag Race), Sasha Colby (winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15), Crystal Methyd, Jimbo The Drag Clown (winner of All Stars 8), Jessica Wild, Heidi N Closet, Luxx Noir London, Marcia Marcia Marcia, and fan favorite Trinity The Tuck. There’s also a very special guest performance by Todrick Hall.

Reserved seats are $35 – $75. VIP seats are also available for $249 (front row seats), and $150. Both VIP ticket prices include a spectacular meet and greet with the holiday queens on the concert stage at 6pm before the show. VIP fans will take pics with the queens, score autographs, and receive official tour swag.

The 90-minute show includes a 20-minute intermission; merchandise will be available for sale in the venue lobby. Doors open at 7pm with an 8pm showtime. The tour is 18+ only.

Jimbo / Fernando Cysneiros @thedragseries

It was a pleasure to sit down with Jimbo for this exclusive Hotspots interview:

Q: At what age did Drag become an interest and how did you pick your name?

Drag has been an interest to me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was stealing my mom and grandma’s clothes and always had a curiosity for the feminine. Because I was told it wasn’t for me, I wanted it more.

Jimbo is my nickname, as my dad always called me that. When I was 25, my partner started calling me Jimbo and then everyone started calling me that. It was a nickname that became me.

Q: How did it feel when you found out you got chosen for the inaugural season of Canada’s Drag Race?

It was so amazing, and I was so excited to represent Canada. As a fan of drag race it was so amazing to have it in my country.

Q: Your Snatch Game win doing Joan Rivers is iconic and still one of the all-time best. How did that come about?

I basically was a fan of Joan rivers growing up, and I loved how brash, crazy, and funny she was. She was an amazing boundary pusher, and I was drawn to her character. I thought Joan would be perfect for Snatch Game, and I love doing her voice.

Q: What made you go back to UK vs. The World and then go back again to All Stars 8?

I just like competing; I love doing drag and I love traveling and most of all I love Rupaul so anytime she asks me to participate, I will.

Q: On All Stars 8, was your approach different?

Yeah, I think I learned something every time going back from the time before and from touring. I also had more experience with make-up, etc. I felt more confident and had stronger abilities.

Q: Do you remember the feeling you had when they announced you as the winner of All Stars 8?

The feeling leading up to that moment was that everything was coming to a turning point, so I wanted so badly for my dreams and work and reality to align, and it did. It was so surreal. It was really rewarding and amazing.

Q: What did you do with the $220,000?

It’s in the bank. I haven’t done anything with it yet. I am a smart girl, and I will pay the taxes first.

Q: You have a partner. How long have you been together and what makes him the perfect guy for you?

Brady and I have been together for 10 years and we are perfect for each other as we compliment each other amazingly well; it was love at first sight. We are both creatives and we collaborate a lot.

Q: Describe Jimbo in 3 words?

Love, energy, and fun

Q: What does Jimbo do for fun?

I really like to be at home organizing my house and studio. I have a collection of antiques, pots, and costumes. Although I am on the road a lot, I don’t have a lot of time to organize. When I am organized, I can make more awesome-ness.

Q: Are you excited to be touring with a Drag Queen Christmas, and what should the south Florida audience expect from the show?

I am so excited; I love touring with Murray and Peter. It’s one of the best drag touring companies in the world and I love being on a bus touring the world with crazy drag queens. We celebrate drag, individuality and fun! You can expect to laugh and give yourselves over to Christmas hijinks.

Q: I hear you have your own show coming up…Tell me more about it?

Yes, it’s called Jimbo’s Drag Circus. It’s a show I have been working on for a really long time. It’s a one queen show and it’s a peak inside my mind. It’s a continuation of some of the characters I introduced on Drag Race. It weaves them together in a story. For more information on the tour, which is Feb 29 to April 13 in the states, or to purchase tickets, go to: dragfans.com.

Q: What’s ahead for Jimbo?

I have just been signed to a William Morris endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, and I am their first and only drag client. I have also been signed to PEG. My plan is to do more acting and do more screen writing. Do more projects, bigger and better.

In addition, we are producing our own cruise leaving from Feb 10-17 out of Fort Lauderdale. For more information, go to: Houseofjimbo.com.

For more information on Jimbo, follow her on Instagram.com/jimbothedragclown

For more information on A Drag Queen Christmas, to purchase tickets, and to see the cast performing in each city, visit www.dragfans.com.

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