‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Winner Jimbo on Her Historic Win: ‘I Am on Top of the World’

RuPaul’s Race All Stars accepted one more sovereign into the Race Lobby of Popularity on Friday — and the champ couldn’t be more joyful. “I’m large and in charge,” Jimbo, the Canadian comedic drag comedian, 40, tells Individuals at an occasion praising her triumph held at 3 Dollar Greenback in Brooklyn, New York. ” My fantasies have worked out and I’m appreciative to such an extent that I get to share more happiness and offer more craftsmanship with everybody now.”

“For somebody like me who has made a vocation out of drag, this is a definitive award,” she adds. ” It feels significantly better to have all your diligent effort pay off, and have somebody see what you’ve made and provide it with this kind of affirmation — particularly when there are such countless individuals in world right currently letting you know right now that you can’t and shouldn’t would what you like to do. I’m simply thus, so eager to celebrate for every one of the misfits out there!”

Jimbo — who rudders from Victoria, English Columbia — first entered the Race Universe on season 1 of Canada’s Race (2020) and immediately arose as a famous fan-most loved thanks to her beyond preposterous looks and irresistible funny bone (especially in plain view for her triumphant presentation as Joan Streams in the Grab Game).

After eventually putting fourth on the show, she then, at that point, contended on season 1 of RuPaul’s Race: UK versus the World (2022), where she completed in seventh spot. Her Race All Stars win on season 8 of the Paramount+ series makes her the main Global Sovereign to win the show, a set of experiences making second she tells Individuals is “an honor.”

“I’m simply so appreciative to Mamma Ru and the entire group at Universe of Marvel for allowing me the opportunity to return and feature what I can do,” Jimbo says. ” Thinking back, obviously, I was disheartened to not have won those past seasons. Yet, I accept that everything occurs which is as it should be. Furthermore, I knew in those minutes that the misfortune was only a chance for me to make the most of all the criticism I had gotten around then and be better.”

What was different this time around? ” This time, I felt like I was presumably the most raised adaptation of myself going into it,” Jimbo reflects. ” I truly felt like I made them energize hopes to show, I truly felt like I had done a few filling with regards to my exhibition abilities, and I truly needed to show Ru all that I brought to the table.” However there was some extreme contest this season, including from next in line Kandy Dream, Jimbo was no-question in the number one spot from the start. She won four difficulties, including the sought after Grab Game, where she depicted an interminably youthful, tap-moving Shirley Sanctuary.

Yet, it was in the finale where Jimbo got powerless, getting serious about growing up with alcoholic guardians. Both of her folks in the long run got level-headed, yet her dad unfortunately passed on in 2018 preceding getting the opportunity to see Jimbo follow her drag dreams on TV.
“My mother is my greatest ally and she’s here this evening,” Jimbo tells Individuals. ” I was unable to be more appreciative for the love she’s shown me in my life. Liquor abuse runs in my family and my mother was an extraordinary illustration of how picking temperance, picking life and picking yourself over liquor or any substance is difficult. Yet, when you settle on that decision, it’s for the best in some cases.” Since she has the crown — and show’s monetary reward of $200,000 — Jimbo is going out and about. She’ll show up on a 56-city North American performance visit one year from now, suitably named Jimbo’s Drag Bazaar, delivered by Murray and Peter Present. Dates will be declared one week from now, with tickets going marked down at DragFans.com.

She’s likewise heading out from Feb. 10 through Feb. 17 on the Caribbean on the Sovereigns Gone Wild Journey, close by Kandy and individual All Stars 8 sovereigns Jessica Wild and Heidi N Wardrobe. The boat will stop in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Tickets are available to be purchased now at Jimbo’s own HouseOfJimbo.com. What’s more, concerning a re-visitation of RuPaul’s Race All Stars for another all-victors season, Jimbo says she’d be down.

“Fingers crossed!” she says. ” I love contending and I love being a piece of the RuPaul’s Race family. Whenever they call, I’ll be there.”

All episodes of RuPaul’s Race All Stars are presently gushing on Paramount+.