Bay Area born and raised, Frankie Fictitious first hit the stage at the tender age of 6 as a hula dancin’ honey alongside her mother’s Tahitian dance troupe. At that moment, Frankie knew she was destined to be onstage. For a decade, she danced with a Tahitian dance troupe and competed in Tahitian Dance Festivals from adolescence to her teenage years. After excelling in cultural dance, Frankie craved to express her love of rock’n roll, joining an all-girl rock band as the lead guitarist, the influence of which can still be seen in her burlesque acts today.
In 2013, Frankie saw her first burlesque show and her infamous passion for burlesque was ignited. She hurried home and Googled “burlesque school” where upon she discovered Oakland’s Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque. From that moment, she officially blossomed into Frankie Fictitious! Her ravenous desire, unwavering hard work, and complete commitment to her art form transcended Frankie from burlesque baby to the ecdysiast icon she is today.
Frankie blasted into the burlesque festival circuit earning titles across the board. From Arizona “Best Burlesque” to Miss Viva Las Vegas to Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Small Group”, Frankie quickly became one of burlesque’s most coveted performers, landing herself among the “Top 50 Industry Figures,” according to 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. In 2018, Frankie competed for “Best Debut” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and in 2019 she took home the crown as the 29th Miss Exotic World, only the forth ever Asian-American performer to win the title. To this day, Frankie upholds the legacy of the Chinese-American performers who have come before her and who have continually inspired her while advocating for the expansion of the burlesque arts in the modern world.