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Meow! I feel honored that The Chateau has decided to select me for the first featured Precious Level kitten.  A little about me, I’m 27 years old and hailing all the way from Manila, Philippines, a country in Southeast Asia well-known for its beautiful white sand pristine beaches and picturesque sunsets. I’m Filipina with a mix of Chinese and of Spanish descent — it is a common racial mix in the Philippines due to our long history with Spanish colonization and trading with China. While I am a mix of three different ethnicities, I can only speak two languages, which are Filipino (aka Tagalog) and English.

My kitten/modeling name, Anne MiYu, is actually very close to my legitimate identity. Anne is my second name and Yu comes from my middle name. I used to go by “Kittianne Yu” but people tend to misspell it so 2 years ago, I have made the decision to rebrand myself to Anne MiYu. While most of The Chateau know me as “Anne Yu”, it is a very common name thus I thought of a unique name; “MiYu” is basically derived from meow, but pronounced in a cute way!

When did you join The Chateau?

I submitted my model application around December 2016. On the day of January 17th, 2017, I received the exciting news that I was accepted into the litter of new Chateau kittens.

Why did you join The Chateau?

I joined The Chateau because I wanted to be a part of a kitten family. I come from a place where BDSM isn’t big nor highly welcomed, hence the scene here is pretty small which gave me a difficult time finding people who are like-minded and into the same lifestyle. I also have observed that there does not seem to be a lot of Asian girls in The Chateau, especially those who are in the Eastern side of the world, thus I decided to join to make that change.

Interesting fact about yourself

There are plenty of interesting kittens in The Chateau so this might come off as boring, but I’ll give it a go! I think an interesting fact about myself is that I started self-studying graphic design and website coding at the age of 11. A lot of kids my age back then did not understand why I spent my spare time learning how to code, but I am grateful for missing a lot of playtime with kids because today, it has become an income-generating skill. In fact, it has been very useful since it has become my livelihood. I am currently a freelance professional photo editor and website developer.

How long have you been modeling?

I have been modeling since November 2016. It all started when I’ve posted my pictures on a kink social network and local professional and hobbyist photographers noticed me, and booked me to model for them. While I am not a fashion model who models for brands/campaigns, I would say I have been quite successful at it since it has become a stable side hustle. Currently, I have my own modeling website (https://AnneMiYu.com) where my photoshoots are available for purchase. Recently, I was also invited to model for the website, IdolZone.

Your favorite photoset

My “Kawaii Neko Schoolgirl” has got to be my favorite photoset. It is nothing grand but I have always wanted to shoot wearing a Japanese schoolgirl uniform and play with milk! Fun fact: The milk used during the photoshoot was plant-based (soy). I am an herbivore kitten, being vegan, so we had to buy soy milk.

Most interesting behind-the-scenes (BTS) moments

There were many challenges when I had a shoot for my photoset, “A Forest Nymph“. Having a shoot in a forest wasn’t an easy task, especially when you’re nude! There were insects such as mosquitoes biting left and right, and there was the fear that there may be snakes and whatnot! An interesting BTS moment from this photoshoot was that my photographer and I had to sneak into this little “forest”. It was actually an open area near one of the biggest shopping malls in Asia, and the site is soon to be built as a casino. We were incredibly alert to make this shoot happen because there were people walking by, especially the workers in the construction site. Every time we heard footsteps, my photographer threw me my robe — I did not want to give them a “free live show”, of course! Haha.

Another interesting BTS moment was when I shot for my photoset, “Bringing 1920s to 2020!” I have always wanted to do a 1920s-themed shoot but since it was such a glamorous era, it requires a lot of planning to pull of the aesthetic. Unfortunately, my photographer and I barely planned for the shoot and this set was totally improvised. The theme we initially agreed on was different and he literally told me, “Just bring all the lingerie/outfits you think we can shoot.” I brought about 5 different outfits. When he booked the shoot location, we did not have a specific aesthetic in mind but then we have observed the art deco-esque interiors of the AirBnb. That’s when we decided to do an improvised 1920s photoset! Things fell into place… When he Googled “1920s boudoir”, to our delight, that elegant coral-colored chair is one of the things that popped on the search results. We had our creative juices flowing and got resourceful. We did not have any wine but we found an Earl Grey tea sitting around and that’s what we used as fake white wine.

Now, the outfit… Luckily I’ve decided to bring some white lace gloves and my pearl kitten ears, as well as pearl hair clip. The pressure was on me to create a look that looked 1920s enough. I’ve researched hairstyles in the 1920s and the use of feathers and flowers were the common hair accessories. Obviously, there was no way for me to get a feather last minute so I thought, “Why not flowers?” My photographer found some small flowers in the AirBnb and that’s what I used on my hair to give my look a 1920s vibe. The film “The Great Gatsby” is one of my favorites in terms of editing and color grading. The color palette, especially the sharp golden glow, was inspired by the film.

What inspires you?

The very thing that keeps me going everyday is struggle. My life has never been easy and I have always struggled, especially growing up in a poor country — my childhood was very rough. I wish to not make it dark, but I have experienced a lot of pain in my life. Everyday, I remind myself, “I’ve come a long way now, is this the time to give up?” I do my best to turn pain into my driving force to keep going. The quote I stay inspired by is, “Stars shine brightest in the darkest skies.” I remind myself that I am a star… without darkness, my shine won’t be seen. I want others to take inspiration from me on how I am able to turn pain into strength.

What advice would you give a new kitten?

Be yourself, do not be afraid to be different! Feeling “alone” and not having like-minded individuals surround me hits home hard. The Philippines is a Catholic country and our society can be conservative and religious. I come from a place that is patriarchal where people tend to be misogynistic. It is also a place where sex, until this very day, still is a taboo topic that people avoid discussing. This said, BDSM and kitten play are things that people where I’m from have a hard time understanding, let alone accepting.

For a while, I have felt “alone” because of my life choices. I have lost friends and family ever since I have decided to be different than the norm — I became openly sexually expressive and have embraced the lifestyle of BDSM and kitten play. Since I live in a place where I’m sort of an outcast, it was difficult for me to accept and love myself the way I am, as well as finding people who truly understand.

The Chateau has provided me a sense of belongingness. Even if I am all the way on the other side of the world, I have a “family” who accepts and loves the kinky kitty that I am. We all want to belong somewhere that sometimes we tend to conform to our environment in an attempt to fit in. I’ve been there — I tried my damn hardest to fit in with people I did not even feel comfortable with, simply because I wanted to be accepted.

Accept who you are. Love yourself. Don’t be let down by the nay-sayers… Eventually, you will find the right people who will be there for you, help you grow, and not judge you. It won’t be easy, but you will soon find the kind of acceptance and love that you have always deserved.

When were you chosen to be one of the very few Precious Level kittens of The Chateau?

After 3 and a half years of being a Chateau kitten, Isibella delivered me the good news in August 2019 that I have been promoted to be one of the Precious Level kittens, in Amethyst. Apparently, I was the first kitten to have earned the special status through accumulated points in the facet system. Back then, the highest Semi-Precious level was Citrine, at 16,000 points and I was already at 21,000+ points at the time.

I have asked Isibella what my level was since I have surpassed the highest Semi-Precious level already and that is when she has informed me that I was promoted into Amethyst! I was sent the ever gorgeous official Chateau collar and cuffs in gold with Amethyst gems to symbolize the coveted status I worked very hard to earn.

What advice would you give a Chateau kitten aiming to be Precious Level?

Being Precious Level means “to be considered the crème de la crème of kitten models in the world.” As they say, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. While being Precious Level seems to be a fancy title, it is a lot more than that. As a Precious Level, it means I have to uphold the standards of The Chateau. On top of that, I have to be a role model to my kitten sisters, which is quite a responsibility because I have to make sure I manifest The Chateau’s standards at all times so I can be a good example to my fellow.

If being Precious Level is your goal, my advice is that be “high quality” not just on photos, but also with your personality and how you represent The Chateau and how you express yourself. More than the professional photoshoots, it is kindness and being a good role model to your kitten sisters, women, and everyone else that is being greatly considered to be chosen. I did not expect at all that I would be chosen as a Precious Level kitten, which means that you can definitely have this achievement! I am all the way on the other side of the world yet I was still able to attain this. Believe in yourself, you can do it too! 

Click here to view all of Anne MiYu’s photosets, articles, and Scratching Posts.

Where can your fans follow you and show support?

Like my Facebook page: facebook.com/AnneMiYuOfficial
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/AnneMiYu
Visit my website: www.AnneMiYu.com

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1 thought on “Anne MiYu, a Kinky Kitty from Asia”

  1. DeviantMynx DeviantMynx says:

    Squee!!! This is absolutely outstanding. I am so proud that they did this honor for you!! What a great write-up.

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