Sunday, July 18, 2010
Yuhua Hamasaki -Performer/Drag (USA)
New York City's youngest drag queen, Yuhua Hamasaki sings live, acts, lip syncs, and dances. Yuhua has also emceed for numerous contests, dance-offs and the like. This "fierce" queen's performances has been described as flirtatious, witty, funny, loud, wild, and "a rollicking good time". Always expanding her already sizable wardrobe, Yuhua is known for her various looks, ranging from 'real and simple' to over-the-top theatrical campy drag.
Despite her youth, Yuhua has already worked in establishments such as HK Lounge, Boots and Saddles, Lucky Cheng’s, Club Rush, Club Amnesia, Vlada Bar, Evolve Bar, and many more. Yuhua has also promoted and hosted various parties across the city including top venues like Vig 27, Marquee, Star Lounge, and Citrine.
Yuhua is the first runner up in the Gay Socialites Drag Queen of The Year 2009 Awards, and Miss Congeniality of Miss B&S 2010. Yuhua was seen internationally in "The Volta Show" in 2010. Her look was also featured in the Tribeca Citizen Paper, in collaboration with photographer, Chris Zedano. Yuhua has been invited to various schools including Rutgers, NYU, and New Paltz to introduce the art of drag to new audiences. Due to her expertise in drag costume, make-up and performance, The Gay Carribean Pageant invited Yuhua in 2010 to help train amateur drag queens. Yuhua currently resides in NYC and is recording original songs with the internationally-known music producer, Kazuhiko Gomi.