'RuPaul's Drag Race': This Is Drag Queen Kim Chi Today

Kim Chi poses at The Points Guy Awards on December 4, 2018 in New York City.
August 8, 2020 - 18:12 / Cynthia Springer

Kim Chi Drag Queen is known for being a prominent drag figure on no other than RuPaul's Drag Race. As the first Korean drag queen on the series, Kim Chi has definitely proven herself as one of the top stars in the business! Let's check out what Kim Chi is doing today in her glitzy career!

Kim Chi Drag Queen appeared on season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and made it to the top three of the show, and famously lip-synced "Fat, Fem, & Asian". Since then, Kim Chi has been active all around the U.S, including visiting various college campuses!

Kim Chi Drag Queen's career today

Kim Chi Drag Queen never fully ended her career within the realm of RuPaul's Drag Race: she continued to star as a guest in season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race (2018)a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular and will appear on a spin-off of the show, RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race. She may be a newcomer, but she is certainly well-loved!

Kim Chi attends RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Finale Party on May 16, 2016 in New York City

Kim Chi in new endeavors

Just like her friend and fellow drag sister, Trixie Mattel, Kim Chi also recently began her own makeup line.

The line, called KimChi Chic Beauty, is cruelty-free, vegan, and comes in a numerous amount of vivid pigments, just like herself! 

Kim Chi takes on college

In 2017, Kim Chi visited two different college campuses to educate and perform on the topic of drag. She went to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and gave a Q&A for "A Fabulous Evening With Kim Chi: Exploring Gender Identity Through Drag", and later Arizona State University to perform for their Asian Heritage Week and Pride Week.

Kim Chi at the World of Wonder Pride Event in Los Angeles, 2019

More recently, Kim Chi appeared in the "Werq the World" tour across the U.S. and Europe. The tour featured RuPaul's favorite queens, including Naomi Smalls. We were excited to see her recently on the RuPaul Celebrity Drag Race show, which aired in 2020!