We’ve known modern muse, (role) model and burlesque artist Sukki Singapora since the early days of Burlexe and the beginning of her career.
After building her reputation in the United Kingdom from 2011 she returned to Singapore, where her family has its roots, and gained phenomenal global recognition by becoming the first woman in history to perform a full legal burlesque show in Singapore in January 2015 after 4 years of campaigning, becoming a household name in the region.
Sukki Singapora was nominated and shortlisted as a Role Model in the Arts at London’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards and, by July 2015, was awarded the ultimate Burlesque accolade, an invitation to perform as a ‘Mover, Shaker and Innovator’ at her induction into the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. At the end of 2015 she was named ‘The Biggest Arts Hero’ in Singapore by Time Out Magazine.
In 2016 Sukki Singapora was nominated and shortlisted for the United Nations Women’s He For She Awards, leading to international recognition by the BBC. She now travels the world as a Global Ambassador for The Sharan Project, a charity providing support for vulnerable women. This year she accepted the Tatler Generation T Award for being one of the Top 50 most influential individuals who are shaping and changing society in Singapore.
During her journey, she’s amassed an incredible following on social media becoming an Instagram influencer with her following of 140k and rising!
In February 2017 she was welcomed into Hollywood and has been dubbed ‘the next big thing’ by the founder of Haute Living Magazine and her mentor, legend David Foster.
Sukki Singapora is known for her lavish, quirky and elaborate performances and costumes, which bring a modern twist to the timeless art of burlesque. From a classic burlesque performance atop of the world’s largest “Giant Diamond Ring,” to a cheeky pop twist with 11ft high unicorns, she’s fully in control of her image and designs and pushes the boundaries of what is burlesque and what it means to be a star these days.
As a result, she’s performed across the world for celebrities and dignitaries alike, gaining recognition from Bill Gates, Desmond Tutu and Buckingham Palace, the First Burlesque Artist in history ever to be invited for tea by the Royals.
She’s known as ‘one of the most beautiful women in burlesque’ while Mashable has referred to her as ‘the kind of person who electrifies the internet’ and Facebook chose her to represent ‘what International Women’s Day was all about.’
We’re proud to call Sukki a friend and a superstar in the making.
Meanwhile, keep an eye out on her Instagram/sukkisingapora to keep up to date with her upcoming shows.
Here’s the latest with Burlexe’s shows…