Photo of the day: Muay Thai Drag Show


Our photo theme this week is Fashion Frontiers: fabulous looks at the far edges of contemporary Chinese culture.

We checked out a drag show in Shanghai this weekend (full write-up on that below). The whole event was stupendous, and so were all the performers, but we wanted to spotlight this majestic, unique, badass soul right here.

Concept, badass. Ink, badass. Shredded BMI, badass. Performance, badass. There was literally a whole choreographed Muay Thai fight that required a big, intimidating stunt man.

So today, we offer this brave warrior a salute. Knock ’em dead.

Read more about Shanghai’s growing drag scene here:

In Shanghai, Drag Queens Rule the Domain

Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a US-based writer, producer, multimedia artist, and former associate editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school to train at the Shaolin Temple but now uses it to interview rappers. He blogs about China and Asia on Instagram: @this.is.adan

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