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Julia Perez - Indonesian Singer Actress
Yuli Rachmawati, also known as Julia Peres or Jupe (read: jew-peh), was born July 15, 1980 in Jakarta.
Since returning to Indonesia in 2007, after a decade of stay in Netherland and France, she has soon becoming a booming and most wanted celebrity.
After some years in Netherland, on a vacation in Spain, Julia (born Yuli) met her future husband, a French guy, who gave her his surname, Perez. Her husband introduced her to fashion business in French and soon she appeared in men’s magazine like FHM and Maxim.
She made her first career step in Indonesia as she went home in 2006, and accompanied her sister to a soap-opera audition. She ended up getting recruited and started her career as a singer and film actress. She is entitled as a sex bomb in Indonesia. Her best-selling album is called Kamasutra, which included a free condom, caused her a lot of protests and got her banned from performing in several cities outside the capital city Jakarta.
Recently she was nomited to be a politician leader of Pacitan district in East Java. which triggered a lot of protest with arguments that she no nothing about politics and only being used by the party only to drag intentions. And this has been labeled as a sign of Indonesian’s lack of credible politicians.
Julia Perez “So what if I’m sexy?” Ms. Perez said. “You can still eat tomorrow if you see me and find me sexy. But if I steal your money, tomorrow you cannot eat and tomorrow you cannot go to school and tomorrow you’ll be a hopeless man.”
Julia Perez “I’m learning politics from television and newspapers,” she said.
I hope and I think Ms. Perez knows best where her talent is and what she wants to be.