25 Rare Photos of Jinkx Monsoon Before "Drag Superstardom"

Before she was racing to the winner's circle on RuPaul's Drag Race, season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon was already quite the local celebrity in her hometown of Seattle. Here's a slideshow of 25 exclusive photos (both in and out of drag) taken by Nate Gowdy to prove it.

BY Scott McPherson

May 17 2013 2:39 PM ET

                                                                                                                    Out of drag, Jinkx is more commonly known as Jerick

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