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Tara Macken

Posted in Pics on March 21st, 2012 by Jody – 3 Comments

Tara Macken

Tara Macken is an actress and stuntwoman of Filipina and Irish descent. She was born in a car in Kuwait and has since lived all around the world, including Brunei, the Philippines, and the United States. She started off as a gymnast and rock climber before moving on to dance and martial arts, all of which have been applicable to her career in stunts and acting.

You may have seen her as Luisa in Sons of Anarchy or as Maggie Q‘s stunt double on Nikita, but you’ll definitely see her soon enough – she’s in The Hunger Games, playing the part of the female tribute from District 4. She can also be seen later this year in GI Joe 2: Retaliation as the stunt double for half-Cambodian actress Elodie Yung (aka Miriam Wu from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).

Check out Tara’s website, IMDb profile, Twitter, Facebook page, Vimeo, and YouTube channel. Also check out this Facebook album of photos of Tara (and others) shot by half-Japanese actress/dancer/model/photographer Emily Kaiho.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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Mika Van Winkle

Posted in Pics on February 22nd, 2012 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Mika Van Winkle

Mika Van Winkle is an American model of Japanese and Dutch descent. She was born in Kobe, Japan and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She is best known for her appearance on the cover of China’s first Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010. She is currently represented by IMG Models in New York.

For more info, check out her Twitter, her Vogue Model Wall, her IMG LookBook, her FMD profile, and this interview.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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Nichole Bloom’s “The Girls of Project X” Maxim photoshoot

Posted in Pics on February 21st, 2012 by Jody – 2 Comments

Nichole Bloom

Half-Japanese actress Nichole Bloom (who I previously featured here and here) is in the current issue of Maxim magazine. She appears in a raunchy photo spread (is there any other kind in Maxim?) along with two of her female co-stars from the new Todd Phillips produced film Project X, which is due out in theatres on March 2.

You can check out the Maxim feature in their March 2012 issue (on newsstands now) or on their website here. And for more information on Project X, check out its Wikipedia entry and IMDb page.

After the jump are pictures and behind-the-scenes footage from the Maxim photoshoot, as well as some bonus pics of Nichole from the Sherlock Holmes 2 premiere back in December.

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Vedette Lim

Posted in Pics on January 8th, 2012 by Jody – 5 Comments

Vedette Lim

So I was watching No Strings Attached the other day, and I got to the part where Adam (Ashton Kutcher) goes out with two women Joy and Lisa who end up making out with each other while wearing only their underwear, when my hapa-dar went off – it looked to me that Lisa was half-Asian. I looked her up afterwards and her name in real life is Vedette Lim, and yep she’s a hapa.

Apparently she’s on the HBO show True Blood, in which plays a lesbian (I guess kissing girls is a common thing for her to do on screen) cage fighter named Naomi who gets naked (NSFW link) with another cage fighter named Tara. And she recently had a guest role as a pediatrician on Grey’s Anatomy. Which would explain why I hadn’t seen her til now – I would rather die than watch an episode of either of those shows. (sorry Vedette!)

For more about Vedette Lim, check out her Twitter, her IMDb profile, her Bella Agency profile, and this pictorial from Jenna DeAngeles’ Things To Love Right Now.

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L.A. Clippers cheerleader Michelle Clegg

Posted in Pics on December 24th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Michelle Clegg

The L.A. Clippers have long been the laughingstock of the NBA, but they made great strides last season developing young talent, and this offseason they’ve made an acquisition that could finally vault them ahead of their arch-rivals, the L.A. Lakers: Michelle Clegg. Ok it’s actually Chris Paul, but Michelle is a pretty fine pickup too!

When I first posted about Michelle last year (see here), she had just graduated from UCLA after serving three years on their Spirit Squad. Well, this past summer she landed a spot with the Clippers Spirit dance team and, now that the NBA lockout is finally over, we will finally get to see her (and the team) in action!

Michelle (and Chris) will make their Clippers debut on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors at 10:30pm Eastern Time on ESPN.

Now if only the Clippers could somehow add Kevin Love to their roster so they can stage a uber-hot-UCLA-cheer-babe reunion featuring Michelle and Kevin’s girlfriend Elise Novak… hey, one can dream, right? :)

After the jump are photos of Michelle from her Twitter, her Clippers Spirit team profile, and from Sasha’s Pro Cheer Photos photostream on Flickr.

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Samantha Mariko

Posted in Pics on December 14th, 2011 by Jody – 1 Comment

Samantha Mariko

Samantha Mariko Rhodes is a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian student, pianist, model, and blogger from Huntington Beach, California. She is currently studying piano performance at UCLA while preparing to start a modeling career in Japan.

After the jump are photos from her ModelMayhem profile, her Lookbook portfolio, and a fantastic photo shoot she did with half-Japanese photographer Sylvia Gunde. Also check out her Blogspot blog and her Ameblo blog.

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Dannie Riel

Posted in Pics on December 8th, 2011 by Jody – 1 Comment

Dannie Riel

Dannie Riel is an import model from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is half Chinese and half French. And, she is super cute! Check her out on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, and ModelMayhem.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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Naomi Scott

Posted in Pics on November 17th, 2011 by Jody – 8 Comments

Naomi Scott

Hannah Simone (the subject of my previous post) is not the only lady of partial South Asian descent who is starring on a new Fox television series this season. The Spielberg-produced sci-fi mega-production “Terra Nova” features not one, but two such ladies: Shelley Conn (who is of British and Sri Lankan descent) and Naomi Scott.

Naomi Scott is an actress, singer, and musician from London, England. Her mother is Gujarati (raised in Uganda) and her father is British. You might recognize her from the Disney movie Lemonade Mouth, which also starred half-Japanese musician/actress Hayley Kiyoko.

It’s not surprising that Disney would cast a couple of half-Asian girls to star alongside white males in one of their movies – it’s a phenomenon that I’ve written about before. What’s interesting is that Terra Nova seems to have taken this approach as well: the male members of the Shannon family (the father and the son) are fully white, while the female members (the mother and two daughters) are not. I’m not going to complain though about a system that puts beautiful mixed-race women like Naomi and Shelley into prominent starring roles on screen.

To learn more about Naomi, check her out on Twitter, IMDb, and Wikipedia.

Pictures after the jump.

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