Nichole O’Connor

Posted in Pics on April 21st, 2011 by Jody – 1 Comment

Nichole O'Connor

From her website bio:

“Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nichole Bloom O’Connor made the transition to Los Angeles at 14 and is now a soon-to-be graduate from the University of Southern California where she studies theater and visual arts. As an actress she may be recognizable from her commercial work, and now Nichole will soon made her feature film debut in Project X, a new comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh and produced by Todd Phillips.”

You might recognize her as Sarah from the recent “Magic Jingle Bob Barker” State Farm commercial. My favorite part of the ad is Nichole’s goofy laugh at the 18 second mark. Check it out:

She previously starred in a couple of 2007 McDonald’s commercials and a 2008 Honda Civic commercial. I’ve attached those to the end of this post (courtesy of YouTube user madcowe).

You can find out more about Nichole from her official website and her IMDb entry.

Note: I have no confirmation that she is half-Asian (other than my hapa-dar saying so), but based on her name and her look, my best guess is that she is Korean and Irish. Hopefully someone out there can confirm or correct this for me. (UPDATE: A commenter on this post has confirmed that Nichole is actually half Japanese and half Irish.)

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Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld has a blog

Posted in Links on April 20th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, the older daughter of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” author Amy Chua, has started a blog in an ongoing quest to prove to everyone that she is normal despite her mother’s ultra-strict parenting.

We learn, amongst other things, that she is currently deciding between Harvard and Yale, that she may or may not watch Gossip Girl, and that her mom is an expert at ordering food at Chinese restaurants. And, she’s posted pictures that confirm that she is a total cutie. :)

You can follow Sophia on Twitter at @semper_phi.

new tiger in town [tigersophia.blogspot.com]

Vanessa Monique

Posted in Links on April 20th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Vanessa Monique

Plunder Guide posted this photo gallery of import model Vanessa Monique, who is of Mexican, Japanese, Irish, and Hawaiian descent.

Vanessa Monique [Plunder Guide]

Sonya Balmores Chung

Posted in Pics on April 18th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Sonya Balmores Chung

Whenever I watch an American beauty pageant, I always keep an eye out for the representative from Hawaii. They’re always amongst the most beautiful of the contestants, and, not coincidentally, they’re often mixed Asian. For example, this year’s Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA, Angela Byrd and Courtney Coleman, are both hapa.

Sonya Balmores Chung is another example. The actress/model/surfer (of Filipina, Irish, and Native American descent) was Miss Hawaii Teen USA in 2004, and placed first runner-up in the Miss Teen USA pageant that year. She later starred as Kai Kealoha in the TV series Beyond the Break, which aired on The N from 2006 to 2009, and she currently stars as Bethany Hamilton’s nemesis Malina Birch in the film Soul Surfer.

Sonya is on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. You can learn more about her from Wikipedia and IMDb, as well as this interview with Asians on Film.

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Tessa Keller

Posted in Pics on April 6th, 2011 by Jody – 1 Comment

Tessa Keller

Tessa Nicole Keller was the lead character on Season 3 of the MTV reality series Laguna Beach, assuming the narrator role that was held by Lauren Conrad in Season 1 and by Kristin Cavallari in Season 2.

I never saw a single episode of the show, but I remember seeing Tessa narrate the Season 3 preview on MTV, and I was surprised that instead of picking another dumb blonde to assume the lead role, they picked a beautiful Asian girl (Tessa is of Filipino, Irish, and German descent – some sources list her as having Chinese ancestry as well).

I really wasn’t able to find much info about Tessa online – just a few articles from several years back (see BuddyTV, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Laguna Beach Gossip blog). I’d be really curious to find out what she’s been up to since the show went off the air four years ago.

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Logan Stanton

Posted in Pics on March 23rd, 2011 by Jody – 3 Comments

Logan Stanton

Perhaps Dana White has a thing for quapa girls? As president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he’s managed to employ not one, but two gorgeous quarter-Asian ladies to be Octagon ring girls: Arianny Celeste and Logan Stanton.

Here is Logan Stanton’s description of her ethnicity, courtesy of her Twitter:

Logan debuted as an Octagon girl at UFC 92 in December 2008. She was considered by many people to be the most beautiful of the Octagon girls, but she was unexpectedly let go a year later, after UFC 107 (her contract expired and it was not renewed). She has since landed a number of modeling gigs, including Guess Jeans and Roxy Swimwear, as well as other photo shoots.

Logan is on Twitter and Facebook. Also check out this interview she did while employed by UFC and this one she did afterwards.

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Chrissy Teigen

Posted in Pics on March 9th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Chrissy Teigen

If I could only follow one hot half-Asian girl on Twitter, well, it would probably be Monique May, but if I could follow one more then it would be Chrissy Teigen. I’m going to defer to the folks at BroBible to describe just what’s so fantastic about following Chrissy on Twitter:

[It] is the funniest, most addictive Twitter feed of any model I’ve encountered. She’s blasted out some 7,624 Tweets and collected, at last count, 18,908 followers, and for good reason. She’s acerbic and sarcastic, witty, insightful, sometimes even political. If she occasionally ventures into TMI territory, it’s offset by the fact that she’s riotous in doing so.

You can add about another 1,000 tweets and 10,000 followers to those numbers from not quite a month ago.

A short bio: Christine Teigen was born in Utah and grew up in a small town in Washington state. She’s best known for being featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue (she was that issue’s “Rookie of the Year”) and again in the 2011 edition, and for being the longtime girlfriend of musician John Legend. She is half-Thai and half-Norwegian.

More info in her Wikipedia entry. and more photos at SI.com, IGN.com (from 2004!), and Gotham Magazine.

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Chloé Wang

Posted in Pics on March 4th, 2011 by Jody – Be the first to comment

Chloé Wang

There’s been nonstop chatter on Twitter this week about Charlie Sheen, but there have also been plenty of tweets about K-pop boy band Big Bang‘s new music video “Tonight”, particularly about Daesung’s female love interest in the video. It was posted on YouTube only four days ago but has already been viewed almost two million times. Here is the MV:

Who’s the girl? It’s 18-year-old Chinese-American pop singer Chloé Wang.

A little bit about Chloé: She is from Chicago, born to and raised by a Chinese father and a Caucasian mother. She moved to Beijing to pursue a singing career, and she released her debut single “Uh Oh” in both English and Mandarin. She then moved to Los Angeles where, amongst other projects, she worked with Nick Cannon and Aaron Fresh on a Teen Nick series called The Nightlife.

There are some biographical similarities here with Jessica Cambensy: a pretty half-Chinese, half-Caucasian teenage girl from Chicago goes to Asia to become a star, then to Los Angeles with the goal of making it big in the States as well.

Chloé is on Twitter, YouTube, and Formspring, and has a Facebook profile (which just reached its friend limit) and a newly created Facebook page.

For more info, pics, and video, check out MTV Iggy, Channel APA, and Cfensi, and this forum discussion.

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