YY & The Definitive Showband

YY is in hot demand in the fashion world and is also a rising singer/songwriter about to make a splash on the Country Rock scene.

"Ugly Duckling" is one of her titles that she'll be performing at the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival alongside some of the biggest names in country music.

The song is inspired by YY's childhood memories of bullying at school for wearing braces, being skinny and not being able to speak English properly.

It's hard to imagine these days. YY's accomplishments are many and there's so much more to come.

She was the 2017 Style International Overall Winner and Top Model in Nanning, China.

She is also in her third year of a double university degree (conjoined Bachelor of Commerce and Arts. Triple major in International Business, Marketing and Maori).

YY is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English and speaks some Spanish.

A much sought-after model - she has walked in NZ Fashion Week for the past two years - she is also fielding offers from the film industry.

But country music remains her saviour and at the upcoming festival she will pump out a high-octane 45-minute set in the evenings and a more laid back daytime show.

She has backing from the Definitive Show Band - legendary country musicians Lance Murch, Edwina Thorne, Tim Snowdon, Robert and Luanna Katipa and Richard and Chad Te Paa.