Iconic BFF drag duo Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls will be bringing their hilarious comedy and lip sync show to Hong Kong on March 7.
The Ru Paul’s Drag Race stars will be joined by a special guest – comedy queen and host Lady Bunny.
With her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass Tammy Faye Baker, multi-talented drag artist Lady Bunny would turn heads even if looking glamorous was her only talent. Bunny is a successful comedienne, DJ, actress, singer/songwriter and most famously, the emcee and creator of Wigstock, the outrageous drag festival of drag and music which electrified New Yorkers every Labor Day for over 20 years.
Best known from Season 8 of the widely popular drag queen competition show, the trio will bring throwing some shade at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre next month.
”Who is Kim Chi?”
Kim Chi is a 7′ tall, live-action anime character and high-fashion model. Born in the U.S., raised in South Korea, and currently based in Chicago, Kim is a cultural hybrid with a preternatural understanding of style and conceptual fashion. One cannot bound Kim Chi with any stylistic stereotypes. She deftly absorbs and interprets our contemporary cultural milieu with unflinching focus. An ever-evolving chameleon, Kim never fails to surprise and delight with her larger than life looks and her high standard of work.
Kim’s drag career started in November 2012. Joined by a team of creative visionaries, she quickly blossomed into a fixture of the Chicago drag scene. Kim started working with party-production company Neverland in 2012, becoming the Chicago-based party’s main host. Kim has been invited to perform in numerous locations across the U.S., including NYC, Boston, Providence, Texas, Iowa, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Madison, and Hawaii.
Kim’s work encapsulates the transcendental nature of drag, as the seemingly simple act of a man putting on a dress is transformed into fine art.
”Who is Naomi Smalls?”
Naomi Smalls is a 7 ft. glamazon, inspired by 90’s supermodels, pop culture and fashion. Her name hails from the edginess of Naomi Campbell coupled with the freshness of Biggie Smalls. As a fashion-obsessed teenager who followed Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, and V Magazine, Naomi entered her first drag competition at 340 Nightclub. After several months of attempts she finally won the competition, gaining the confidence that she could go further with her drag.
Born Davis Heppenstall in Redlands, California, Naomi has had to travel to LA or Riverside to perform, due to the lack of a drag scene at home. She describes herself as “bubbly but very chill”, and treats everyone as she’d want to be treated. She has an enormous family of 11 brothers and sisters, so she learned early how to cope with teasing and shade-throwing!
Although she may be young, Naomi is a force to be reckoned with. Ultra tall and slim, with a keen eye for fashion, she has a body and heart manufactured for the runway.
”Who is Lady Bunny?”
With her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass Tammy Faye Baker, multi-talented drag artist Lady Bunny would turn heads even if looking glamorous was her only talent. But “she” isn’t just another man in a dress: Bunny is a successful comedienne, DJ, actress, singer/songwriter and most famously, the emcee and creator of Wigstock, the outrageous drag festival of drag and music which electrified New Yorkers every Labor Day for over 20 years.
Post-Wigstock, Bunny tours constantly, bringing houses down from Cincinnati to Tel Aviv with her bawdy mix of potty-mouthed humor, zany, Laugh-In-style joke routines and X-rated pop parodies. From headlining clubs to gay pride events worldwide, Bunny has been lucky enough to share a stage with many of her idols–including Patti Labelle, Joan Rivers, Bea Arthur, Charo, Elvira, Lynda Carter, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson and Margaret Cho.