Jimbo is the stage name of James Insell, a drag performer and one of the Season 1 contestants of Canada's Drag Race.

Name Origin

Jimbo is a synonym for James. As a boy, her dad called her by the name Jimbo and used to sing to her this little song "Jimbolina, jimbolina". Later on one of her partners called her by that name so eventually stick to it.

Canada's Drag Race

Seasons Competed: Season 1
Ranking: 4th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 5)
Times placed High: 3 (Eps. 1, 2, 6)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 4)
Times placed Low: 2 (Eps. 4, 7)
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 9)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Episode Eliminated: Episode 9

Memorable Quotes

  • "Oh wow! Oh my... god! Okay!" (entrance quote)
  • "Mommy, is that you? You feel different that i remember." (During the ASMR with Drag Props video)
  • "Don't come in. I like... privacy. Can i have some privacy, please!? Ah, Ah, Ah... Ahhhhhh. *While playing with mascara*"
  • "Wow, it's like I boarded the mothership, and it's straight for outer space!
  • "I am a run of the mill guy."
  • "I'm going to spin in a circle!"
  • "I can make my dick disappear!"
  • “I don’t like the cold...”
  • "Another crown? I couldn't, but okay."
  • "Oh, mommy, put me down! Wait, don't. I want to go higher!"
  • "I am serving 645 working pockets, but I can't find my bus fare." (commentary for her "Canuck Couture" look)
  • "I can't feel my feet."
  • "I thought this was gonna be hard; Oh wow! I love the snow..."
  • "And my name is Nancy Grace, and I am full-blown pissed to be here! But, good morning anyway."
  • "I forget your name, I am sorry."
  • "And that is all we have today, fortunately for you at home. Unfortunately for me, I'm stuck with this bitch."
  • "Hell no, it is Nancy for the final fuckin' time!"
  • "The Dwolls are out of the playhouse, and they're ready to cause some shit!'
  • "♪ You want a diss? Take a listen to this / Honey, hold my drink while I take the piss / Grab a towel, think I spilled some tea / You make messy TV / Back rolls, now in HD / Pop your zits before you come for me / Check your mug 'cause you're looking greasy / Change your clothes 'cause they smell like pee ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "You know what? You do look like a freaking party favor, and so does Tynomi."
  • "Well, good thing that all we wanna hear is you. That's a good thing. Because you're the only one with an opinion, you're the only one going through anything [...] Why do you get the loudest voice in the room? Why do you get to say, "shut the fuck up, and shut your mouth, bitch?"
  • "Great. Well, I'm saying, Ilona, I don't wanna fucking hear it right now, so what do you say?"
  • "Your mother and I invented the Snatch Game!" (as Joan Rivers in Snatch Game)
  • "You miss your mother, smell my goddamn fingers!" (as Joan Rivers in Snatch Game)
  • "TOP 4!? HELL TO THE NO!" (preview of episode 9 not seen in the final cut)
  • "WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY?! [...] Fuck you!" (exit quote)
  • "Drag is all around us. It's the costume, the character that you put on in the morning to face the world. And anyone that can fearlessly self-express and share that in the world should be commended."


  • Jimbo considers their persona as a "Drag Clown", as they usually perform in a circus.
  • Jimbo is the first queen to win the Snatch Game on Canada's Drag Race.
  • Jimbo borrowed her wig on episode 4 from Ilona Verley.
  • Jimbo was the most followed queen of her season on Instagram while it was still airing, but a few days after the finale, Priyanka surpassed her.
  • Jimbo has been one of the most controversial queens from her season, with many claiming that she was robbed of the most wins out of any queen. This has led to petitions against and bullying towards the Judges of Canada's Drag Race.


Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks


CDR Season 1

Digital Performances



Web Series

  • TBA

Social Media



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