“Ladies” have a lark

event March 05, 2018 09:00

By The Nation

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Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be bringing their hilarious comedy and lip-sync show Bangkok’s KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre this Friday (March 9) at 8pm.



Best known as the two of the Top 3 finalists from Season 8 of the widely popular drag queen competition show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, both queens have since left their mark on the competition with their distinct styles.

Kim Chi is a live-action anime character and high-fashion model. Born in the US, raised in South Korea, and currently based in Chicago, Kim is a cultural hybrid with a preternatural understanding of style and conceptual fashion. 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.

Her 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 US.

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.

Naomi Smalls is a 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!

Tickets costing from Bt1,500 to Bt3,000 are on sale at Thai Ticket Major counters and online at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.