Tynomi Banks: Beautiful, Spicy, Monster

Director / Producer: Kelsey Irvine

Producer: Ashley Drysdale

Creative Producer: Spencer Glassman

Production Coordinator: Sarah Manley

DP / Editor: Travis Wood

2nd Camera / AC: Alex Tong

Hair / Makeup: Chloe Szczyglowski

Executive Producer: Graham Budd

An intimate look behind the curtain of drag performer Sheldon McIntosh, a.k.a. Tynomi Banks. Experience the transformation, discover what it takes, and go behind the scenes with Sheldon as he reveals his process and passion for drag.

In a one-on-one intimate interview with Sheldon we discover what makes him tick and how he fell into becoming one of North America’s most iconic drag performers. Sheldon started doing drag by accident when a friend who was managing a club asked him to help as a dancer. He said, “Yes, I’ll help you but you better find someone to take over.” One night on stage and the rest is history.

After many years of dancing, Tynomi Banks was born and nearly 12 years later, has grown into celebrity status in the drag community and beyond. Tynomi has performed during Pride, at Yonge and Dundas Square, and various clubs around on the world. In her hometown Toronto, she can be found as a regular highlight at Crews & Tangos and Woody’s.

Sheldon, who is calm, masculine, and confident, describes Tynomi as a “Beautiful, spicy, monster.” The two personalities even take different showers. Sheldon confesses that depending on who’s getting ready, “Sheldon has his ‘man stuff’ and Tynomi has her ‘girl stuff.’”

The advice Sheldon would give to someone who wants to get into drag: “Make sure they want to do it for the right reasons. Do you want to perform? Do you want to be on stage?” Take a note from Sheldon on following your dreams and from Tynomi on owning your stage in life!