Breaking the Asian myth: No, not ALL Asians are short

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Audrey Magazine:

As title of this series suggests, our Breaking the Asian Myth stories seek to challenge absurd stereotypes about the Asian community. So far we’ve looked into the ridiculous assumption that all Asian women have the same kind of hair, the impossible belief that Asians can’t get fat, and even the dangerous theory that Asian women need not worry about breast cancer. Yeah, my eyes hurt from all the eyerolling too.

In reality, the umbrella term “Asian” is composed of many, many ethnicities so no one should assume we all have the exact same features. However, it seems no matter how many times we have to clarify that these assumptions don’t apply to all of us (No mister, I can’t explain to you what your Chinese tattoo means… seeing as I’m not even Chinese), we still have a load of overgeneralizations thrown at us on a daily basis.

One such overgeneralization that I’ve heard all my life is the idea that all Asians are short. Being a proud member of the fun-sized community myself, I admit that there are quite a number of us. But is that enough to justify the pure shock and disbelief Asians get when they actually are tall? I don’t know about that.

So here’s some love for all of you who are tired of people constantly pointing out that you’re tall for an Asian, and feel left out when you tower over the rest of us. You’re not alone! Check out some of our favorite Asian celebs who certainly break this Asian Myth.

Yao Ming — 7’6”

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Dave Bautista — 6’6″




Dwayne Johnson — 6’5″




Jeremy Lin — 6’4″




Daniel Henney — 6’2″




Sung Kang — 6’1″




Kimora Lee Simmons — 6’0”




Liu Wen — 5’11”




Tao Okamoto — 5’10”




Sui He — 5’10”

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Sun Fei Fei — 5’10”




Grace Park 5’9”


Deepika Padukone 5’9”





Liu Wen returns as the face of Coach for Spring 2014 campaign


Liu Wen returns as the face of Coach for the Spring 2014 campaign, photographed by Craig McDean. She also appeared in the label’s Fall 2013 campaign, which was billed as a rebranding:

Expect to see a refined, modern look across all of our collections as Coach continues its transformation into a premier lifestyle brand,” the American luxury house announced in a press release.

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Liu Wen returns as the face of Coach for Spring 2014 campaign


H&M celebrates the holidays with Liu Wen

H&M has brought together some of its most iconic brand ambassadors to showcase its festive seasonal looks. The Holiday 2013 campaign shows American supermodel Christy Turlington, Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes, Chinese supermodel Liu Wen, and American heartthrob Sean O’Pry.


Liu Wen: First Asian model to make Forbes’ Top 10 Earners list

Forbes released its annual list of the world’s highest paid models, and Chinese supermodel Liu Wen was listed at number five, making her the first Asian model to ever make Forbes‘ annual top 10 list, thanks in part to a huge a contract with Estée Lauder. Last year Wen pulled in a $4.3 million.

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Liu Wen: First Asian model to make Forbes’ Top 10 Earners list



Liu Wen for J. Crew

Looks like Chinese model Liu Wen continues to be on the move, now as the featured model of J.Crew‘s Fall 2013 line. If you’re not familiar with the name Liu Wen but are thinking she looks familiar, you’ve most likely seen her in campaigns for ZaraMadewell, Tiffany & Co., or Oscar de la Renta, making one of the most sought after models in the industry.

Liu Wen is the first model of Chinese descent to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and in 2010, she became the first spokesmodel of Asian descent for Estée Lauder.

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Liu Wen for J. Crew

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