Ginger Minj Biography
Ginger Minj is the platform named of Joshua Eads-Brown, a drag queen, singer, actor and performer American, who won a great privilege to compete and have reached Finale of the season 7 of the reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” losing to Violet Chachki, of the famous drag queen RuPaul.
Early Life & Career
Ginger Minj was born on September 11, 1984, in Leesburg, Florida, United States. She is beyond thrilled to join the Gay United States family. She has spent her entire life traveling the Country, helping to bring entertainment to the masses. At the age of 18, she sold everything she owned.
During his early life, Ginger Minj began working as an actor in a series of Christian films and books on tape, where he won the “Best Actor in the State of Florida” award in 2002.
Ginger grew up in the Lake County theater and moved to New York, where she performed on Broadway. In 2006, Ginger left to New York and went to Orlando, where she became a part of regular drag performer for the ‘Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Theater.’
That was the time when Ginger was influenced by artists Such as Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball. Ginger began performing his drag queen near Orlando, where he lives today.Ginger Minj knows privileged to have faced so many amazing people throughout her varied career. The term “Ginger Minj” means vagina of a red-haired woman in British slang.
Ginger Minj has also worn the crown of regional pageants ‘Miss Twisters of Central Florida’, ‘Miss Sawmill,’ and ‘Miss Gay Florida International Plus.‘ Ginger is notably proud to be a two-time National title holder, having been crowned the ‘National Comedy Queen’ in 2012 and ‘Miss Gay United States’ at Large 2013.
Ginger Minj also finished in the Top 3 at the ‘National Miss Continental Plus pageant’ numerous years in a row, holding ‘the Florida,’ ‘Metropolitan,’ ‘Minnesota,’ ‘Missouri,’ and Carolina titles within that system.
Other honors include the Best Actor Awards (for leading roles in “Torch Song Trilogy” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), Watermark WAVE Award for Orlando’s Favorite Drag Queen in 2011 and a ”Community Outreach Award’ from the GLBT Youth Center of New Jersey.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Before joined RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ginger Minj worked with one of the queens in New York who she had never met before, and she said, “You need to be on this show; it’s a perfect fit.” She had been a fan of the show since Season 1—a casual fan, not a hardcore one.
Ginger looked up the application and realized she had about a week to turn it in. She accomplished for three days around the clock to get the video, and 50-page application finished. One day, She got an email invitation to join a Skype interview for the following day, the same day She had a Sleuth’s matinee for 300 elementary school kids.
The interview was at 1 p.m., and the performance ended at 12:50. She was in complete drag for all these kids and had 10 minutes to scrub all the makeup off her face, take her hair down, and figure out how to work Skype. When they told her she was chosen as a contestant for Season 7, she literally fell out of her chair and said, “Shut! Up! Really?!”
On March 2, 2015. She was starred along with other 14 participants. The victor of this season was ‘Violet Chachki‘ with she and Pearl being the runners-up.
She and Katya competed on the second season of All-Stars. Ginger placed 8th overall, and Katya was tied for runner-up alongside season five contestant Detox. During the program, Ginger stood out as one of the contestants who won the most weekly challenges.
After the program, his schedule has grown significantly, with concerts marked even outside the United States. She got success playing Dr. Frank-n-Furter in San Antonio’s Woodlawn Theatre production of ‘ Rocky Horror Picture Show.’ Like in her season’s ‘Snatch Game,’ she performs as Adele on Battle of the Seasons Tour.
Ginger lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband of eight years, William, and their fur-baby GUS. She also enjoys cool ranch Doritos. Ginger is the second “big girl” to get it to the Top 3, the first being Roxxxy Andrews. She met her husband while they were living in New York.
There was never an issue about either he was running to be supportive. There was a remarkable concern on his part in the start since in two previous relationships, the men he dated made a choice to become female after doing drag. It took a lot to make him see She has no urge to become a woman.
— Kyleigh Clark-Moorman, PhD (@kyleigh_mcm) June 24, 2017
To her, it’s an acting exercise, a chance to knock down walls and barriers in the acting world. She was the first man cast to play the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. When he came to see her in that role, he saw she immersed herself in the world of this woman and suited that character, and he said, “I get it now.” Her drag mother is Rusti Fawcett. She and Pearl have the same birthday.
When it appears to her looks, she leads together with a gorgeously painted face with dresses that range from campy style looks such as “Book of Mormon” apostles to fabulous pageant-winning evening gowns, and she even irregularly dabbles in the outrageous with things like a bearded lady look.
Ginger’s fans react when they found out some of them react they knew it. They knew she didn’t have MRSA!” Some said, “She’s terrible, and wish she had gotten MRSA and died.” But at least they’re excited about it. She has been probably gotten hate for every single thing She has done.
Ginger is at the point in her life where it doesn’t bother her for the most part because she sits and thinks about where it comes from. With every bad comment, there are 100 good ones. Well, she actually did have MRSA prior. She had finally gotten it under control, but it seemed to be a perfect cover story to say her treatment was taking longer than expected.
And it was not a lie because she had been dealing with it and people knew she was sick. People who had a feeling she was a contestant would stalk every Facebook post, take screenshots on Reddit, and send spies to the club to see if she was there. She got back from filming, and the world had exploded with rumors of her being on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
When it evolves to performing, Ginger knows how to work a room and engage an audience. She hits the stage with charm and spreading energy every time she plays. Whether she is doing upbeat pop numbers or delivering a hilarious comedy/character mix, she holds the room’s attention from start to finish.
As a musician, Ginger released her first music video, “Ooh Lala Lala,” in 2016. Since then, she has released her several songs such as Dream a Little Dream; You Think You’re a Man, Christma-Hannu-Kwanzaa-K, Ride or Die, Bad, Bad Boy, Losing my Religion, I’ve gotta be Alone, Here Comes the Rain Again, Leave it all Behind, Downhome Country Christmas, God only Knows, Save Me and many more.
Being a well-known personality, Ginger has grabbed million hearts through her act. She was a well-paid cast member in the reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” where she accumulated around $600 thousand. Ginger’s net worth also hails from her singing career and her estimated net worth to be around million. The 5′ 2″ star has a huge fan following on social networking sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.