Kim Kardashian reportedly tried to adopt a Thai teen and she turned her down

 

A teen in Thailand who met Kim Kardashian when her family visited the girl’s orphanage while filming their reality show said she turned down an offer of adoption from the star.

Laddawan Tong-Keaw, a 13-year-old with the nickname Pink, lives in Phang Nga, a poverty-stricken region of Thailand. Pink met the Paper cover model while she was filming Keeping Up With the Kardashians in April.

Pink was sent to the home because her mother was too poor to take care of her. The impoverished region she lives in was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami, when 4,000 locals were killed.

Pink bonded with Kim, who was so fond of the young girl she reportedly visited her at the Home and Life Foundation twice. Pink give Kim a bracelet.

We had a connection straight away,” Pink told the Daily Mail, admitting she and the other children didn’t recognize the family. “I think she is really pretty and she has a very nice personality.”

“When you meet someone that you really connect to like this, you can’t help but think like how you could change their life,” Kim said on camera. “And I think that looking into adoption would be amazing.”

She added, “I literally cannot stop thinking about her. I told Kanye, I was like, honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would honestly adopt her.

Kim seemed to let the idea go, though, after Kris Jenner told Kim it was “a little aggressive” and the resort manager said it’s “very, very difficult” to adopt a Thai child.

I think you can’t just go to an orphanage and fall in love with a child and then take them home like you’re shopping,” Jenner said.

 

But when the home’s supervisors later went to Pink to tell her that Kim wanted to adopt her, the Daily Mail reported that she said a “polite but firm ‘no.’

Everyone wants to have a different or a better life, I suppose,” said Pink, who dreams of studying in Thailand and helping her orphaned peers. “But when I thought about it I realized it wouldn’t be good for me, because I would have to leave so much behind. I wasn’t ready for that.

Despite saying no, Pink said she was “shaking” when she was told about Kim’s hope for bringing her into the famous family.

When I found out she wanted to adopt me, I was shaking. I was so excited,” said the teen, who shares a dorm room with mattresses on the floor with five other girls. “It would be such a change of life for me.”

The change would be drastic: Pink currently travels 100 miles round trip every day to attend a top government school, waking up at 5 a.m. and getting home around 6 p.m.

The other family members on the trip also seemed to be affected by the conditions at the home, which was set up eight years ago for those devastated by the tsunami.

These kids have almost nothing and can still find reasons to be happy, and I think my family can learn from them,” Kendall Jenner said on the show.

But Pink and Kim may still reconnect one day.

I spoke to my mum about Kim and she said, ‘When you finish high school and you can look after yourself, I will give you permission to go and live with Kim if you want to go,’” Pink said.

She added, “But the other children here and like brothers and sisters to me and I couldn’t leave them behind. They are my family and I couldn’t just go away and leave them.”

 

The Ultimate Throwback: Childhood photos of your favorite Asian celebs

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Audrey Magazine:

Remember that awkward pre-teen stage? No matter how many times you try to forget that horrid chapter of your life, the mental images are probably burned into your memory. Well we have some good news. Everyone goes through strange childhood stage. Everyone. That includes some of your most favorite Asian celebrities!

So if you still feel like you’re going through an awkward phase, check out the photos below. Some of the most gorgeous Asian celebs had their facepalm moments too. There’s still hope for all of us!

 


 

1. Steven Yeun

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2. Sandra Oh

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3. Brenda Song 

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4. Vanessa Hudgens 
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5. Bruno Mars 
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6. Kristen Kreuk
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7. Mindy Kaling
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8. Jackie Chan
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9. Daniel Henney
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10. Jenna Ushkowitz
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20 Asian celebs you didn’t know were Asian

 

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Audrey Magazine:

Not all Asians look the same. I repeat, not all Asians look the same.

It seems no matter how many times we say it, people simply assume that all Asians share the same physical features. Some believe we all have the same body structure and others even think we all have the same kind of hair.

Of course, we know this is absurd. We know that there are plenty of ethnicities which categorize under the umbrella term “Asian” and we know there are plenty of Asians who are of mixed race. So why do people think all Asians look the alike?

Well it may have a thing or two to do with media’s portrayal of Asians. If audiences have only been exposed to a very particular type of Asian, how can they know we’re all different? This lack of exposure may be the very reason many celebs who are bi-racial or multiracial often become overlooked in the Asian community.

Even if they don’t necessarily “look it,” all of the following celebrities are Asian.

Check out this link: 

20 Asian celebs you didn’t know were Asian

Check out our list of 20 Asian celebs you probably didn’t know were Asian:

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1) Vanessa Hudgens (Part Filipino, Part Chinese)

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2) Tiger Woods (Part Thai, Part Chinese)

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3) Chad Michael Murray (Quarter Japanese)

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4) Dean Cain (Quarter Japanese)

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5) Nicole Scherzinger (Half Filipino)

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6) Keanu Reeves (Quarter Hawaiian, Quarter Chinese)

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7) Darren Criss (Half Filipino)

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8) Ne-Yo (Quarter Chinese)

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9) Apl.de.ap (Filipino*)

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10) Jennifer Tilly (Half Chinese)

 

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11) Enrique Iglesias (Half Filipino)

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12) Amerie Rogers (Half Korean)

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13) Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Quarter Indonesian)

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14) Kristin Kreuk (Half Chinese)

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15) Kimora Lee Simmons (Half Korean*)

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16) Norah Jones (Half Indian)

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17) Rob Schneider (Quarter Filipino)

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18) Chanel Iman (Half Korean)

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19) Lindsay Price (Half Korean)

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20) Michelle Branch (Quarter Indonesian)