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Ginger Minj is the stage name of Joshua Allen Eads,[1] a drag performer, actor, and singer from Orlando, Florida. She competed on Season 7, All Stars 2, and All Stars 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Ginger Minj
Season Competed Season 7 All Stars 2 All Stars 6
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
8th Place 2nd/3rd/4th Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 2, 7, 9) 0 2 (Eps. 5, 8)
Mini Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 2, 6, 11) 0 2 (Eps. 1, 9)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2) 0 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 8, 10) 1 (Ep. 3) 3 (Eps. 3, 9, 11)
Episode Eliminated Episode 14 Episode 3 Episode 12

Entrance Quotes

Season 7

"Hi, fellas!"

All Stars 2

"C'mon, All Stars! Let's get... this over with!"

All Stars 6

"Feelin' froggy?"

Drag Name Origin

She needed to raise money when she was going to do her first pageant. She was working at Sleuths Mystery Dinner and the owner offered to sponsor but she has to use the name Ginger Minj as a nod to the company. In Sleuth’s legend, an actor playing Simon, an old Scottish character from the show called Squires Inn, went out to mingle with the crowd before the show. He went up to a red-headed woman and yelled across the room to his co-actor, "Hey Nigel, do you think that one’s got a ginger minge?" The woman happens to be from the UK, knew that ginger minge is a slang for red vagina and punched him in the face and broke his jaw in front of the entire audience. Ginger thinks the name fits her personality very well. It’s a little raunchy and dirty if you know what it is, but still sounds very classy, wholesome, and nice.

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7

  • "Ginger Minj is a plus-size diva. She always wants to look neat, petite and ready to eat."
  • "Of course Michelle is going to judge you. IT'S. HER. JOB."
  • "Jaidynn, I just got a vision! You may be lip-syncing for your life tomorrow, baby."
  • "I'm a crossdresser for Christ. I'll have you down on your knees and begging for Jesus in a minute."
  • "Kandy's dance moves are fierce but it looks like she's gonna meet you at the playground after school and beat the shit outta you."
  • "I don't even know what first class is!"
  • "Girl, I am from Florida. I have survived many hurricanes – but never one that's been blowing me right in the mouth!"
  • "I wanted to go for a team that was not only very talented, but also very diverse. I mean, if you look at the other team, they look like Aryan Airlines."
  • "I need an adult."
  • "I'm about to flood my basement."
  • "I need a smoke and a nap!"
  • "SWEET?! Bitch! Have you met me!?"
  • "I like to describe myself as a glamour-toad."
  • "I am an overweight, asthmatic, chain-smoking, crossdresser from Orlando, Florida."
  • "Eggs, eggs, eggs!"
  • "Bitch, what show did I sign up for?"
  • (To Katya) “I love you Justin Bieber.”
  • "My house." (As Adele in response to RuPaul asking where in England she is from in the Snatch Game)
  • "SANDY!!"
  • "And I can't believe I'm crying on fuckin' TV."

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

  • "The survival of the fattest." (Meet the Queens)
  • "(...) froganista." (Meet the Queens)
  • "From the top 3 of season 7 to the bottom 4 of All Stars 2. That's right, I'm versatile." (entrance confessional)
  • "Miss Piggy? AHHHH! And here I am dressed as Kermit the Hog!”
  • "Look at this cast, Ru. God, my cholesterol's higher than your standards these days" (in the Reading challenge)
  • "May I call you....Stupid?" (to Jiggly Caliente in the Reading challenge)
  • "She was in such a hurry to get here, she put her ass on backwards today." (to Silky in the Reading challenge)
  • "Ugh, this bitch is so old her wigs have osteoporosis." (to Pandora Boxx in the Reading challenge)
  • "Sitting here and listening to these girls, this is what's keeps going my head: (whisper) I won! (Imitating fireworks) Khhhh! And, mama, nothing can bring me down! Except, oh, shit, I have to vote." (during deliberation after winning episode 5)
  • "I'm sorry mama, Imma have to tapdance on your back bitch."
  • "Glamour Toad coming through!. I was a short, fat kid with a real limp wrist. Held all my emotions in a balled-up fist. I didn't wanna speak with my sissy lisp. Chubby, gay and country, well, I think you get the gist. I didn't wanna show up 'cause I knew that I'd be dissed. But if I didn't show up, look at what y'all would have missed. Who'd have thought I'd grow up to accomplish all of this. Now the haters all are pissed, so kiss my grits." (verse in Show Up Queen)
  • "A blindfold." (as Phyllis Diller in Snatch Game of Love)
  • "I thought I had a lump behind my breast, turned out to be a trick knee." (as Phyllis Diller in the Snatch Game of Love)
  • "She's come back, but the voice hasn't!" (as Phyllis Diller, referring to Trinity's impersonation of Whitney Houston)
  • "We can see what kind of a girl you are." (as Phyllis Diller to Kylie as Dolly Parton in the Snatch Game of Love)
  • "The only thing i haven't been able to see in years are my feet."
  • "I wish that I hadn't gotten that navy ship tattooed on my chest. I figured it was the only way I'd ever get seamen across my tits." (as Phyllis Diller in Snatch Game of Love)
  • "You´re gonna need a bodyguard!" (as Phyllis Diller in Snatch Game of Love)
  • "For Snatchelorettes number 2 and 3, i wish you would shut the fuck up." (as Phyllis Diller in Snatch Game of Love)
  • "Mother, who have you brought for this playdate?" (while waiting for the lipsync assassin to be revealed)
  • "Come on Silky, you better do the truffle shuffle!" (watching Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Pandora Boxx's lipsync)
  • "Eureka starts rolling across the floor and I'm like, groundbreaking. Literally, she is breaking the ground." (during Eureka! and Jaida Essence Hall's lipsync)

Trivia

  • Despite considering herself to be a part of the "Bitter Old Lady Brigade" during Season 7, Ginger was only 29 at the time of filming.
  • Her drag mother is legendary Orlando drag queen Rusty Fawcett.[5]
  • Ginger Minj and fellow Season 7 runner-up Pearl share the same birthday.
  • Ginger's original entrance line for Season 7 was "C'mon Season 7, let's get... this over with", but was asked to change it by producers. She later used it for her All Stars 2 Werk room entrance.
  • Ginger's drag daughter is Camp Wannakiki Season 2 winner Tora Himan.[6]
  • Ginger was the first Drag Race contestant to compete in three Snatch Games (Season 7, All Stars 2, All Stars 6).
    • She was followed by Jujubee (Season 2, All Stars 5, UK vs The World), Trinity The Tuck (Season 9, All Stars 4, All Stars 7), Monét X Change (Season 10, All Stars 4, All Stars 7) and Shea Couleé (Season 9, All Stars 5, All Stars 7).
  • Ginger is the second Drag Race contestant to win Snatch Game twice, after BenDeLaCreme on All Stars 3.
  • Ginger was paired-up with Ra'Jah O'Hara on Season 11's premiere photoshoot, who she would later compete against in All Stars 6 and would both end up placing as runners-up.
  • Excluding winners, Ginger is the Drag Race contestant who won the most money in a single episode ($35,000), on Episode 5 of All Stars 6.
  • Excluding winners, Ginger is the Drag Race contestant who won the most money in a single season ($61,000), on All Stars 6. This is greater (in USD) than what 10 Drag Race winners have won (BeBe Zahara Benet ($20k), Tyra Sanchez ($25k), Carmen Farala (€30k), Kita Mean ($30k), Natalia Pliacam (฿500k), Angele Anang (฿500k), The Vivienne (£0), Lawrence Chaney (£0), Krystal Versace (£0) and Blu Hydrangea ((£0)).
  • Ginger is the first Drag Race contestant to land in a bottom 4 three times in a single season (on Episodes 3, 9 and 11 of All Stars 6).

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