Yuri Guaii has been doing drag for more than eight years starting from 18. But back then, the drag scene was not an easy ground to break. Despite spending months developing her make-up and sewing skills within the confines of her bedroom, she could not get booked for more than Halloween gigs. And so, she really gave her all to be where she is today, as one of Auckland’s most talented drag make-up artists. So, it is not any surprise that she has found herself on the main stage of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. It was bound to happen one way or the other.
Keep reading this writing called ‘Yuri Guaii’ and discover all that you have been wondering about her.
Yuri Guaii On Drag Race Down Under Season 2
Drag Race Down Under Season 2 premiered on 30 July 2022 introducing some of the very best of Australia and New Zealand’s drag queens as its new cast of queens, promising that there is going to be more sass and shenanigans alongside an increment to last year’s 30K AUD grand prize. Yes, they were right. The stakes are higher with a grand prize of 50K AUD.
So, after Kita Mean took the crown in the inaugural season, Yuri Guaii is among 10 more queens who have arrived to battle it out.
Having studied fashion design, Yuri brings her incredible sewing skills to the table. She has this history of creating all her own show-stopping drag looks.
She said that she is just super happy and excited about this whole process with Raul Paul. She was at her friend Flor’s house having a drink when her phone rang. But she did not answer because she hates talking on the phone. “If it’s important they’ll call back”, she thought and thankfully, they did. The rest is history.
Yuri, as well as her fellow queens including Kween Kong, were handpicked for the roles by RuPaul herself.
As for Yuri, she had a good start on the show securing a high position in the first episode.
Yuri Guaii Career
At 17, Yuri Guaii met her first drag queen DeeDee Vine outside of Family Bar and she was so intrigued by her beauty and confidence to express herself the way she was. Moreover, at the time RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 was airing and her partner at the time said she should give drag a go since she had this big fascination with drag. And so, she for the first time realized that she was attracted to drag and she could build a career out of it. The next year, therefore, was the start of her drag era. But of course, it was not easy especially getting rid of the “spooky girl” stereotype and going farther.
Yet, she found ways and became successful. Studying fashion design helped of course.
Lately, she allowed the KAM Talent Agency to manage her career.
How Old Is Yuri Guaii?
Yuri Guaii turned 25 years old in 2022.
Yuri Guaii Real Name
Yuri Guaii is a drag name and not a real name. It is apparently a pun for “you’re a guy”. With that being said, her real name was still not publicized.
Yuri Guaii Partner
Being born in one of the biggest cities of Aotearoa with a prominent LGBTQIA+ Community, Yuri thought herself to be lucky enough to express her sexuality.
Openly gay Yuri however had not yet revealed to the world if she was dating anyone.
Is Yuri Guaii On Instagram?
Yes. Yuri could be found on Instagram @yuriguaii. Here, she had 118 posts and 13.3K followers and described her drag as filthy gorgeous and just plain trash.
This drag queen has been disturbing the scene in Auckland’s premier drag misfit since 2014 and all this she also talks about on the @yuriguaiiofficial Facebook page.
Yuri Guaii Height
Yuri Guaii stands 6’0″ (1.83 meters) in height and has 39.5-31.5 chest-waist measurements, according to her BIO on kamtalent.com. Further, her eyes and hair color were listed as brown and her show size was listed as 44EU/10US.
Yuri Guaii Family
Yuri briefly talked about growing up in a religious family next to a bunch of siblings. So, she said during her introduction to Raul Paul’s show, that being gay and working in drag was a lot of hard work. And so far, that is all Yuri chose to tell the world about his family.
When Is Yuri Guaii Birthday?
Yuri Guaii’s birthday is on the 3rd of April or a day before that. That makes her an Aries personality and she maybe also hones personalities like progressive, restless, and congenial of this zodiac sign.
What Is Yuri Guaii Ethnicity?
Yuri hails from Tāmaki Makaurau, which is popularly known as Auckland, a city on the North Island, New Zealand. While speaking of his ethnicity, it is reported to be Māori. And Māori, so you know, are the indigenous Polynesian people of mainland New Zealand (Aotearoa).
How Much Is Yuri Guaii Net Worth?
Yuri reportedly had less than $200K as her net worth as of 2022. A good part of it, she generated from her job as a makeup artist, which was an estimated NZ$574 per year in Auckland, New Zealand Area area, at the time of this writing, and that is according to glassdoor.com.
So, other her career in drag allowed her to become not only happy but also contribute to several fundraisers.