Sang-Young Shin, better known by his stage name Kim Chi, is a Korean-American drag queen, artist, businesswoman, and television personality best known for taking part in RuPaul’s Drag Race’s eighth season.
The first Korean-American participant in the competition and the first Korean-American drag queen to appear on American national television were both Kim Chi. She is the owner of the cosmetics company Kim Chi Chic.
Original name Sang-Young Shin Nick name Kim Chi Date of birth August 8, 1987 Age 35 years old (as of 2023) Place of birth United States Gender Female Current Residence Chicago, United States Religion Christianity Nationality Korean-American Zodiac Sign Leo Profession drag queen, artist, entrepreneur
Height 6’4” in feet
1.93m in meters
193cm in centimetres
Weight 90 kg Body measurement N/A Eye colour Dark brown Hair colour Dark brown Shoe size 7 US
School Okemos High School College graphic design in college Educational Qualification Graduate
Mother Mrs. Shin Father Mr. Shin Sister N/A Brother N/A
Girlfriend/Boyfriend nil Relationship status single Husband/Wife nil Children nil Marital Status Unmarried
In 2012, Shin began giving drag performances in Chicago as Kim Chi. She was one of the twelve drag queens chosen for RuPaul’s Drag Race’s eighth season, which premiered on March 7, 2016. She made history by becoming “the first Korean drag queen featured on American national television.”
The Kim Chi Liquid Lip Color, a donut-scented lipstick described as “Matte lavender mauve with a subtle, unique blend of transparent aqua and violet sparkles,” was developed by Kim Chi in collaboration with Sugarpill Cosmetics.
The Kim Chi Electric Teal Eyeshadow was one of the extras. She published a collection of emojis in November 2016 under the name Kimchiji. She has received invitations to do performances at several colleges and campuses. She was listed as the 17th “most powerful drag queen in America” in June 2019.
Kim Chi stated in September 2019 that she was creating her own cosmetics line, Kim Chi Chic, in partnership with Toni Ko, the founder of NYX Cosmetics’ Bespoke Beauty Brands.
Income $1.21 million
Colour green Food N/A Destination N/A Web series N/A Hobbies N/A
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