Everything You Need to Know About Queer Eye's Fabulous Guide Kiko Mizuhara

The Fab Five from Queer Eye is saying goodbye to Kansas City and hello to Tokyo with the help of international fashion icon Kiko Mizuhara in the miniseason Queer Eye: We're in Japan! In this four-episode special, Mizuhara guides Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness throughout the streets of Tokyo as they give tenderhearted lifestyle makeovers to four Tokyo residents.

Although born in Dallas, Mizuhara moved with her parents to Tokyo at the age of 2 and began her modeling career in the city at the age of 13. Since then, Mizuhara has captivated Japan in runway shows, starred in iconic Japanese films, and spread her influence internationally with her own fashion brand, OK, aka Office Kiko.

Being such a major societal figure in Japan makes Mizuhara a great person to help the Fab Five immerse themselves in the nation's culture in this new season. Here are some fun facts about Mizuhara and a quick glimpse at some of her Instagram posts that'll help you get to know her better.

She's Done Several Exclusive Collaborations With Fashion Brand Opening Ceremony

Kiko Mizuhara and Opening Ceremony have a long history together. Their first collaboration debuted in Spring 2013. That same year, her Fashion Week collection Bad Girl of the '90s gave birth to the famous pizza-inspired piece worn by Beyoncé.

She Is a Big Fan of Drag Queens and the Feeling Is Mutual

Kiko Mizuhara considers herself a fan of drag queens and gay culture. She is friends with RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 winner Aquaria, and one of her interests is finding a gay club in every city she visits. She explained to CNN that she views gay clubs as safe, which makes them enjoyable for her.

She Started Her Career Early

Kiko Mizuhara's modeling career began in 2003, after she won a readers' choice contest with the Japanese edition of Seventeen that made her the face of the magazine for three years.

She Was Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld Himself

Kiko Mizuhara's status as a top model in Japan caught the attention of Karl Lagerfeld, the late fashion mogul and Chanel creative director. In 2012, he shot Mizuhara for Chanel's Little Black Jacket campaign.

She Is Friends With K-Pop Group Blackpink

She Is Only 5'6"

Yes, Kiko Mizuhara gives hope to all young women under the height of 5'8" who want to rise to the top of the modeling industry. Mizuhara is two inches under the average runway model height, but not once did she let that stop her from dominating some of the biggest runway shows in fashion. A queen!

She Has One of the Highest Instagram Follower Counts in Japan

Her Instagram account, @i_am_kiko, has a total of 5.2 million followers as of October 2019, placing her account among the top five in Japan.