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Burlesque babe Sukki Singapora led double life

Sukki Singapora worked in IT support by day and was a burlesque dancer by night. Her Singaporean father was upset when he found out

Published on Apr 21, 2013 8:02 AM

For more than a year, burlesque dancer Sukki Singapora, 26, led a double life. By day, she worked in IT support – wearing formal skirts and fitted shirts – but once the work day was over, she cast off her office wear for corsets and sequined outfits.

“It was very much a Clark Kent existence,” says Singaporeconnected, Britain-based Sukki, who quit her IT job with the British cycling Olympic team to become a full-time burlesque performer in April last year.

Her work in burlesque recently earned her a nomination for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in the United Kingdom. The award celebrates Asian women in Britain who make positive contributions in arts, business, media, entrepreneurship and sport.

Sukki was short-listed for “breaking boundaries in her artistic field”, says Ms Pinky Lilani, founder of the award, which started in 1999.

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