Kim Chi: The First Korean Drag Queen

Kim Chi: The First Korean Drag Queen

She is the definition of avant garde, anime perfection.

I've known about this queen for years and am so glad she has finally become a competitor on RuPaul's Drag Race. She is beautiful, elegant, funny, and humble. Her name is Kim Chi. She is one of the most influential drag queens I have ever seen and here is everything you need to know about her and her beauty.

Kim Chi is the first Korean drag queen to be featured on American national television and has become a fan favorite of many people across the country. She is known for extremely symmetrical, polished looks and for creating her own avant grade fashion styles that make audiences drop their jaws. Currently, she is in the top 4 on Drag Race and has displayed a variety of looks on the show. No matter the challenge, she is able to take the materials and subject given to her and turn it into a Kim Chi look. She took Wizard of Oz and gave it a Kim Chi vibe and her black-and-white look had no flaw to it.

This Chicago queen is not only known for her appearance on Drag Race, however. She was a queen of Instagram before season 8. Kim Chi was known by many through her Instagram posts of her looks that she did for the local bars of Chicago. She frequents Roscoe's in Chicago and before Drag Race, performed there very frequently. This is how I first became aware of Kim Chi was through videos of her local performances and her looks that she uploaded to her social media.

Her appearance on Drag Race has left her with many quotable moments that thousands of fans have been tweeting. "When's dinner", "donut come for me", and "I came to chop-suey the competition" are just a few quotable moments from this legendary queen that all of her fans constantly say.

Fans of the show are also recreating her looks and posting them on the Internet in hopes for Kim Chi to notice them. One fan, known as @themarcollectiv on Twitter, is known for their Kim Chi cosplaying looks and this lucky fan has grabbed the attention of the Chicago goddess herself. @themarcollectiv has done Kim Chi's promo look and this fan looks like Kim Chi's doppelgänger.

This fan, only 17 years only, has only been dabbling in the art of drag makeup for the past year and has perfected their skills to the point where they can mimic Kim Chi's looks. This is not easy for any person to do but @themarcollectiv hits the nail on the head with their cosplays of Kim Chi.

Kim Chi's drag name actually comes from the national dish of South Korea, kimchi. Kim Chi's said in her Meet the Queens video for RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 that she did this because she wants to represent the country she comes from and her culture. She describes her drag as avant guard, fantasy, and anime. All of those words are a perfect description of this flawless queen.

She is currently touring the United States (and hopefully soon, overseas) and I'm hoping for her to make an appearance in New York City soon (for the under 21 audience). Kim Chi is truly one of the best drag queens that I have ever laid my eyes on and if you are reading this, educated yourself on this goddess now through her Instagram and Twitter, @KimChi_Chic.

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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