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Kim Chi spices up BBC make-up reality TV show

Kim Chi (Shin Sang-Young) on Glow Up

One of the more fun programmes on UK terrestrial TV right now is the reality show Glow Up, in which would-be professional make-up artists compete against each other.

Every week a different guest celebrity make-up artist joins the show to critique the work of the contestants. This week, Episode 5, the show was graced by the appearance of Korean-American drag artist Shin Sang-young, aka Kim Chi. You can catch the episode on BBC iPlayer.

South Korean-American drag queen Kim Chi became known for her immaculate and daring make-up looks when starring in RuPauls’s Drag Race. Now, nearly three million followers on Instagram log on to see her latest make-up creations and recreate her colourful looks. Kim Chi meets the MUAs in London’s West End, where they are tasked with making up six drag queens – the ‘Angels’ – from Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. [From BBC website]

Here’s a brief video from Elle in which Kim Chi introduces herself


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