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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YouTube star, Rapper/comedian Timothy DeLaGhetto surprises parents with $210,000 check to pay off their mortgage

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Angry Asian Man/USA Today:

Timothy DeLaGhetto posted a YouTube video Monday as he presented his parents with a check for $210,000 to pay off their mortgage.

My parents always wanted me to stay in school and get a degree,” DeLaGhetto told USA TODAY Network.

DeLaGhetto, a rapper and comedian, dropped out of college five years ago to pursue a career in entertainment. (His YouTube channel has more than 2.4 million subscribers.)

To reassure them, I said I would pay off the house,” he said.

In addition to the check, DeLaGhetto also paid the bank another $130,000 for their house near Long Beach, he said.

In the video, which now has more than 172,000 page views, DeLaGhetto says, “One of the main reasons I go so hard at this entertainment grind … is so they don’t have to work so hard, because they work so hard.” His parents own a Thai restaurant in California.

His father, Kongkiat Chantarangsu, says to DeLaGhetto, “I knew you could do it.” His mother, Sukhon Chantarangsu, cries as she hugs her son.

DeLaGhetto said he wants to show people not to take their family for granted.

His parents “always knew I wasn’t going to be a doctor or a lawyer,” DeLaGhetto said. “They knew where my head and heart was at.”

This story was first spotted on Twitter.