Drag Name Origin
College was a very significant time for Soju because it was when she came out to her parents, lost her virginity and had her first alcoholic drink. The name "Soju" comes from a Korean liquor which she drank all throughout college. Soju felt that this was a very fitting name for her new career in the drag world since it represents the time when she began accepting and loving who she truly was.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Raised in Korea, Soju brings Korean influences into her drag, whether it be colorful crazy K-Pop aesthetics or Taekwondo martial arts weapons. Producer and star of the popular YouTube show Shot With Soju, where queens spill the beans about their time on Drag Race, Soju came into the competition fully prepared for her shot at the crown. However, her first runway creation was criticized for being shapeless and vague, and she landed in the bottom 2 with Kahanna Montrese. Kahanna's acrobatic performance outshined her and Soju became the first contestant of Season 11 to sashay away.
|Season Competed||Season 11|
|Times as Team Captain:||0|
|Times Placed High:||0|
|Main Challenges Won:||0|
|Times Placed Low:||0|
|Times in Bottom:||1 (Ep. 1)|
|Episode Eliminated||Episode 1|
- "I have a cyst, I'm currently oozing."
- "I love drag, but I love boys more."
- "I'm literally leaking as we're speaking."
"I LOVE ALL OF YOU CYSTERS! HAVE FUN ♡ — GUNBAE, BITCHES! SOJU ♡"
- Soju's drag mother is Season 13 contestant Kahmora Hall. Season 4 contestant Dida Ritz's, Season 8’s Naysha Lopez, and Season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall are Kahmora's drag sisters, making them Soju's drag aunts. Soju's drag sisters are Eva Young and Briawna Banana.
- She revealed that, during her first time in drag, many people thought she was Kim Chi, who would later help her get drag clothing (as she stated on " Hey Qween!").
- She's best known for her weekly YouTube series, " Shot with Soju".
- She's bilingual (speaks English and Korean).
- She is a taekwondo master, she's able to use weapons like nunchakus (what she did on her entrance, being the 1st contestant to enter brandishing weaponry).
- She is a K-pop fan.
- She shares a birthday with Yara Sofia, India Ferrah and Kenya Michaels (May 8).
- Her favorite past-contestant is All-Star Detox.
- Not counting returning first-outs Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Shangela, Soju is the most followed first-out contestant on Instagram.
- She was paired with Victoria Parker for the Mini Challenge Photoshoot.
- Much like Kim Chi, her parents do not know she does drag.
- If Soju would have made it to the Snatch Game episode, she would have done Jennifer Coolidge. Renée Zellweger was her second choice.
- As she stated in her episode, Soju had a cyst at the time of competition, it is unknown what happened to it.
- Soju is the only contestant in herstory to place 15th, as she was sent home first in the only season with more than 14 contestants.
- Therefore, she is the lowest placing contestant of all RuPaul's Drag Race alumni.
Season 11 Looks
- "So Juicy" (2017)
- "K-Pop Idol Reject" ft. Edward Avila (2018)
- "Coin" ft. Ariel Versace (2019)
|2nd: Brooke Lynn Hytes • 3rd & 4th: A'keria Chanel Davenport & Silky Nutmeg Ganache|
|5th: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo • 6th: Nina West (Miss Congeniality) • 7th: Shuga Cain • 8th: Plastique Tiara • 9th: Ra'Jah O'Hara • 10th: Scarlet Envy • 11th: Ariel Versace • 12th: Mercedes Iman Diamond • 13th: Honey Davenport • 14th: Kahanna Montrese • 15th: Soju|
|RuPaul • Michelle Visage • Carson Kressley • Ross Matthews|
|Jason Carter • Bruno Carvalho • Bryce Eilenberg|