Tynomi Banks is the stage name of Sheldon McIntosh, a drag performer and one of the Season 1 contestants of Canada's Drag Race. She placed 9th overall and was later voted as the season's Miss Congeniality.

Name Origin

Her name is inspired by supermodels Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.

Canada's Drag Race

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

Memorable Quotes

  • "Serving body, giving face, watch out, Canada, I'm here to win this race." (entrance quote)
  • "Thats power right there. *rubbing the heel of a high heel boot*" (During the ASMR with Drag Props video)
  • "Tea. *drops a spoonful of tea into a teacup*"
  • "Jeffrey, his skin is like, caramel."
  • "But no one knows because my Black skin is so juicy."
  • "'I love you Tynomi,' I love that part."
  • "I'm just gonna wipe off this bullshit."
  • "'Co-Anchor Name' I'll let you take this one." *laughs*
  • "♪ I'm the queen, I'm Miss Tynomi / When I'm on stage, I know you know me / Slay all day with a face real beat / Stick you down like a stamp of feet / Knick knack, paddywhack, give a dog a bone / Frumpy old bitch, I'm gonna send your ass home / All of them be dutty, dutty / Need to wash your panty, panty! ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "I'm so proud of myself, thank you. I made it this far, and I'm going to continue going shooting for the stars. Love everyone. Thank you." (exit quote)
  • “Bitch, we look like garbage. Obviously because you gave us garbage.” (In response to Brooke Lynn Hytes critiques in confessionals)


  • Banks is a graduate of Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • Lemon was one of her backup dancers.
  • She performed on the same stage as RuPaul and Beyoncé at World Pride in Toronto in 2016.
  • She is a backup dancer for Deborah Cox.
  • If Tynomi would have made it to the Snatch Game, she would have done Grace Jones.
  • Tynomi was crowned as the unofficial Miss Congeniality of the season by her fellow castmates and Brooke Lynn Hytes, making her the first Miss Congeniality from Canada and Canada's Drag Race.
  • Prior to appearing on Canada's Drag Race, Tynomi starred in the CBC Gem docuseries Canada's a Drag during its second season. Dragula contestant Yovska also appeared in this season.


Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks




  • Canada's a Drag, on Season 2, as herself. (2019)
  • Canada's Drag Race, on Season 1, as herself/contestant. (2020)

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