Jinkx Monsoon on Monday was crowned the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 5, besting Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews.

Jinkx, who lives in Seattle, told Entertainment Weekly what happened backstage before RuPaul announced her name.

“The three of us were sitting and watching the show together,” Jinkx said. “We found out who won at the same time as America did.”

“We were all in tears,” she added.

When asked by gay glossy Out what she hopes to stand for as America's Next Drag Superstar, Jinkx answered gay rights.

“I spent a lot of time thinking about what I want this year to look like,” she said. “I want to hold that crown for everyone like me who had to overcome life struggles, and work their ass off to achieve their dream. Whatever your dream is, you always have to try to go for it, at least once. I also would love to work towards social change and equal rights, particularly gay marriage and discrimination at the work place. The gay rights movement hasn't ended: Even though we live a much more privileged life than our predecessors, the fight is not over. If you pay your taxes, you deserve the same rights as every other person.”