Julia Perez or often abbreviated Jupe and who was born with the name Yuli Rachmawati is a dangdut singer, model, actress, presenter and television personality from Indonesia. She is often sexy dressed and make a lot of sexy photos and for that reason was dubbed “sex bomb“. She began her career in France. Her acquaintance with male model Damien Perez (Yusuf Perez) who later became her husband opened the first occasion and she appeared as a model of FHM and Maxim magazine in France. With her appearance in FHM and Maxim, Jupe got 100 nominations for the sexiest woman of FHM and Maxim magazines.
Her name became known after she played in several soap operas and films. In April 2008, Julia Perez stated plunge into the world of dangdut genre. She then released her first album titled Kamasutra. The album includes a condom inserted in the cover of each album. Although Jupe stated reason for the inclusion of condoms in each of the album is to prevent the spread of HIV / AIDS and promote safesex and Family Planning (KB), but many people judge these actions as a form of immoral actions and support for the free sex culture.
Even the Minister of Women, Meutia Hatta declared openly that Jupe actions can be interpreted as support for free sex. As a result of a sexy appearance and album Kamasutra berbonus, she was banned in Indonesia, such as in West Nusa Tenggara, Riau, Palembang, Balikpapan and Bengkulu.