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It took four years of campaigning for Sukki Singapora to become the first person to perform a full, legal burlesque act in Singapore at the start of 2015. Her career as a burlesque artist has since become as colourful as her hair—the outspoken 27-year-old has gone on to perform at the after-parties of the London Fashion Week in 2015 and the Singapore Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016, and was even invited to tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. “Burlesque is too often seen as an illicit, male-placating and overtly sexual activity,” stresses Sukki. “In reality, it's a beautiful art form that embraces female sensuality and body confidence.” She also uses her talent as a platform to voice her thoughts on social issues. This year, the global ambassador for UK-based charity, The Sharan Project, which provides support, advice and a forum for vulnerable women who have left home voluntarily or involuntarily, is taking on Los Angeles with her “most ambitious act to date”, featuring giant rainbows and mythical creatures. She will also be launching a cosmetics line and her second lingerie collaboration in 2018.