20 celebrities you didn’t know were Asian

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Audrey Magazine (Ethel Navales):

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

Check out this list of 20 Asian celebs you probably didn’t know were Asian.

1)  Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical is part Chinese and part Filipino.

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2)  Tiger Woods is part Thai.

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3)  Chad Michael Murray of One Tree Hill  is a quarter Japanese.

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4)  Dean Cain, superman of the TV series, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a quarter Japanese.

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5)  Nicole Scherzinger of PussyCat Dolls is half Filipino.

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6)  Keanu Reeves of The Matrix is a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese.

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7)  Darren Criss of the TV series Glee is half Filipino.

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8)   Ne-Yo is a quarter Chinese.

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9)  Tyga, the rapper, is half Vietnamese.

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10)  Maggie Q is half Vietnamese.

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11) Enrique Iglesias is half Filipino.

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12)   Piper Curda of the Disney Channel show I Didn’t Do It is part Korean.

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13)   Mark-Paul Gosselaar, aka Zack Morris of the 90’s hit TV show Saved By The Bell, is a quarter Indonesian.

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14) Kristin Kreuk of the TV series SmallVille and Beauty and the Beast is half Chinese.

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15) Kelsey Asbille Chow of the MTV series Teen Wolf  and The Amazing Spiderman is part Chinese.

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16)   Host of the TV show Lip Sync Battle and model, Chrissy Teigen is half Thai.

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17)  Rob Schneider of Grown Ups and The Hot Chick is a quarter Filipino.

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18) Chanel Iman, the Victoria Secret Angel and model is half Korean.

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19) Model Karrueche Tran is half Vietnamese.

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20) Bérénice Marlohe from the famous Bond series, SkyFall is part Cambodian and Chinese.

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Vanessa Hudgens to play Rizzo in FOX’s live broadcast musical ‘Grease’

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 Audrey Magazine:

It seems that the musical bug will not stop biting Vanessa Hudgens. Less than a week after her debut as Gigi at the Kennedy Center, Fox announced that Hudgens will be playing Rizzo, the loud-mouthed pink lady in a live musical broadcast of GreaseIn the original film, Rizzo was portrayed by actress Stockard Channing.

Fox is attempting to follow NBC’s footsteps by creating updated versions of classic musicals and broadcasting them on live television. NBC’s previous musical, Peter Pan, aired in December.

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Hudgens is simply “cranked” (that’s how you said “excited” in the 1950’s) on becoming a sassy pink lady.

Playing Rizzo is something I never imagined. I love that, because it will be a new challenge. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I am going to be a pink lady!”

Hudgens will be starring alongside Julianne Hough, who will play goody-two-shoes Sandy. Fox has yet to announce the rest of the cast, but it is rumored that Hudgens’ ex-boyfriend and High School Musical co-star, Zac Efron, may play Danny Zucko. Perhaps that awkward situation may help Hudgens get into her bad-girl character?

Grease is expected to premiere on January 31, 2016.

 

Vanessa Hudgens to star in Broadway musical ‘Gigi’

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 Audrey Magazine:

Vanessa Hudgens will sing and dance her way into the hearts of viewers once again. But this time, it won’t be a high school musical. Much to the excitement of her fans, Hudgens announced last fall that she would be starring in the Broadway adaptation of Gigi. Finally, it’s here.

Hudgens, who is best known for her role as Gabriella Montez in Disney’s High School Musical, is taking a step outside mainstream Hollywood and entering an entirely different world by portraying a young French girl in the early 1900s. This seems to spark controversy and dislike among longtime Gigi fans because of Vanessa’s ethnicity. However, the Filipino-American actress won’t let negativity dull her excitement.

A behind the scenes look of Vanessa rehearsing for "Gigi."

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In the behind the scenes video below, Hudgens says Gigi “sits so deeply in who I am.”

Based on the 1944 novel by the late French writer, Colette, the story focuses on Gigi, a young girl from Paris who is trying to discover her true self. She becomes a courtesan while experiencing a blossoming relationship with a wealthy man named Gaston. Gigi opens Friday, January 16 at the Kennedy Center.

 

 

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Vanessa Hudgens debuts as new Bongo spokesmodel

 

Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame has debut as the news spokesmodel for Bongo.

She’s now promoting their new spring line of swimwear, footwear and accessories.

Hudgens is following in the footsteps of previous Bongo spokesmodels AnnaSophia Robb of The Carrie Diaries and  Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars.

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Vanessa Hudgens debuts as new Bongo spokesmodel