Nichole Bloom is a Model Minority

Posted in Links on October 18th, 2011 by Jody – 1 Comment

Nichole Bloom

Production was recently completed on Model Minority, an indie film written, directed, and produced by long-time ER actress Lily Mariye.

The film’s leading role is played by Nichole Bloom, whom readers of this blog will recognize as Nichole O’Connor, the cute girl with the goofy laugh from that State Farm commercial with Bob Barker. This dramatic starring role is quite a departure from her character in that ad.

Model Minority, a film based on true events (names and places have been changed), tells the story of Kayla Tanaka, a 16-year-old girl who is half-Japanese, half-white, and all-American. She and her sister, 14-year-old Amberlyn, live with their parents Ken (Japanese-American) and Angie (white) in a low-income section of Los Angeles. Kayla aspires to be an artist, but she puts her future in doubt when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.

The film, which also stars Courtney Mun, Chris Tashima, and Jessica Tuck, is scheduled for release in July 2012.

For more information, check out the following links:
Model Minority official website
Model Minority Facebook page
Model Minority IMDb page
Lily Mariye official website
Nichole Bloom O’Connor official website
Nichole O’Connor

Hapa Birthday Jennie Reid

Posted in Pics on October 14th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Jennie Reid

Today is the 26th birthday of half-Thai Playboy model Jennie Reid, aka Jeanette Krejcik, aka former teen online model Jenny Reid (NSFW link) (yep that’s her, as confirmed by Jennie herself on Facebook), and, as I am wont to do, I’m using it as an opportunity to post more pictures of the birthday girl.

For more info and pics check out her Facebook page and Twitter.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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Crystal Cunningham

Posted in Pics on July 29th, 2011 by Jody – 2 Comments

Crystal Cunningham

Crystal Cunningham is a half-Korean, half-Caucasian model and dancer from Clarksville, Tennessee. She is a third-year member of the Nashville Predators Dancers – no small feat considering that she was in a bad car accident in 2007 which nearly cost her her right foot.

She is also a Hooters Girl at the Hooters of Downtown Nashville. She recently competed in the 2011 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant, where she placed in the top 10 out of 100 of the most beautiful Hooters Girls from around the world.

To learn more about Crystal, check out her feature on the Hooters According To Sauce blog. Also check out Crystal’s Twitter, Facebook page, Facebook profile, Google profile, ExploreTalent profile, and MySpace.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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The Melanie Iglesias Flip Book

Posted in Pics on July 28th, 2011 by Jody – 2 Comments

Melanie Iglesias

Earlier this week, Maxim 2010 Hometown Hottie and WPT Royal Flush Girl Melanie Iglesias posted a fun video on her YouTube channel. Check it out after the jump.

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Elissa Alva

Posted in Pics on July 5th, 2011 by Jody – 3 Comments

Elissa Alva

Elissa Alva is an import model from Sacramento, California. She is half-Chinese and half-Mexican – hooray for Asian-Latina mixes!

Elissa is a semifinalist in Maxim’s 2011 Hometown Hotties competition. Vote for her HERE to help her advance to the finals and have a chance to succeed Melanie Iglesias as the Hometown Hotties champion. You can vote once every day until August 1.

Follow Elissa on Twitter and Facebook, and check out her official website, her blog, her Tumblr, and this interview.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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Hapa Birthday Olivia Munn

Posted in Pics on July 3rd, 2011 by Jody – 2 Comments

Olivia Munn

Today is Olivia Munn‘s 31st birthday, and once again, I’m using a birthday as an excuse to post a bunch of pictures and videos of the birthday girl. Hope you folks don’t mind. :)

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Whitney Chen is the Asian Rachael Ray

Posted in Pics on June 26th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Whitney Chen

Whitney Chen is a half-Chinese, half-Swedish chef (and former nuclear engineer) competing on the current season of the Food Network reality competition series The Next Food Network Star.

I’ve watched the first few episodes so far, and I dare say that Whitney is looking like one of the favorites to win the competition. She has the requisite cooking chops, having worked as a line chef at Per Se (one of the top restaurants in New York City, where she currently resides). And, she is a natural in front of the camera.

She reminds me a lot of another food TV personality, Rachael Ray. They look quite alike and share a certain perkiness on-camera (though Whitney doesn’t come off as obnoxious). And, if Whitney wins the competition, they’ll also share a line on their resume: host of their own show on Food Network.

The Next Food Network Star can be seen on Food Network every Sunday night at 9/8c. Whitney is writing a blog about it for her hometown paper (she grew up near Chicago) – the blog can be read here. You can also follow Whitney on Facebook and Twitter.

Pictures and video after the jump.

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Kayleen Franklin

Posted in Pics on June 6th, 2011 by Jody – 2 Comments

Kayleen Franklin

Kayleen Franklin is a half-Filipina, half-Caucasian model from British Columbia, Canada. Currently residing and working in Tokyo, she has actively modeled in Asia (including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Tokyo) for the past three years, where she has become particularly popular as a beauty model in print ads and magazine spreads. Besides modeling, she is starting a fashion line and would also like to get into acting.

Kayleen is on Twitter, Facebook, and Model Mayhem. Check out her modeling blog and her fashion blog, as well as her modeling agency portfolio and this article about her.

Pictures after the jump.

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