Posts Tagged ‘Olivia Munn’
Earlier this week, Maxim posted their Hot 100 list for 2011. Included in the list are seven ladies who are of partial Asian descent:
100. Melanie Iglesias – part Filipina (view Maxim gallery) (view Half-Asians gallery)
81. Gabrielle Union – part Filipina (view Maxim gallery) (view Half-Asians gallery)
75. Nicki Minaj – quarter Indian
70. Arianny Celeste – quarter Filipina (view Maxim gallery) (view Half-Asians gallery)
54. Vanessa Hudgens – half Filipina (view Maxim gallery) (view Half-Asians gallery)
51. Nicole Scherzinger – half Filipina (view Maxim gallery) (view Half-Asians gallery)
2. Olivia Munn – half Chinese (view Maxim gallery) (view Half-Asians gallery)
A couple of thoughts:
One, how is Melanie Iglesias all the way at the bottom at #100? My guess is they lowballed her because they didn’t want to over-rate one of their own (she is the reigning Maxim Hometown Hotties champion), but really she should be ranked much higher – and I’m not the only one who thinks so.
And two, how is there only one half-Asian in the top 50? At least they have Olivia Munn all the way up at #2, though I would have put her in the #1 slot ahead of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (i.e. the naked girl on the cover depicted above). Oh well, Olivia, maybe next year!
Pictures of these seven ladies from various Maxim photoshoots, after the jump.
As I’ve mentioned before, Twitter is often the social network of choice for ladies to post photos of themselves from their mobile phones while they’re out on the town. And of course, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest going-out nights of the year, so my Twitter feed that night and the next day was flooded with pictures of half-Asian beauties.
Here is a collection of photos that were posted on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day by ladies I follow on Twitter, including photos tweeted (or retweeted) by Arianny Celeste, Gina T, Jessica Michibata, Justene Jaro, Kimberly Ann, Leilani Dowding, Lyla Dee, Maya Michelle Rew, Michelle Banzer, Monique May, Natalia Marie, Natalja Sundseth (aka Talia Sunset), Olivia Munn, and Tracy Nova.
Comic-Con 2010 took place this past weekend. Among the attendees was Natalia Marie, who is half-Filipina and half-Norwegian/Scottish. She was one of the spokesmodels for the Green Hornet movie which is coming out early next year.
She posted several photos from the event (and a really cute pic of her driving to the event) on her Twitter account @msnataliamarie. There were also a couple of real nice pics on calibre68′s Flicker photostream (including the picture above) and I have included those here as well.
More pictures of Natalia and Olivia after the jump.
It has been a busy few weeks for Olivia Munn since I published my last post about her. Her new book Suck It Wonder Woman! hit the bookshelves earlier this week, and she is currently on a book tour to promote the book. The next stop of the tour is here in New York City, tonight (Friday July 9) at 8pm at Midtown Comics on 40th St. and 7th Av. in Times Square. Future stops include Long Island, Dallas, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Torrance.
Book Tour begins! First stop: Yay City!!! [OliviaMunn.com]
Also, she recently joined The Daily Show as “senior Asian correspondent”. Her addition to the show has elicited some silly controversy. The author of this article from Jezebel.com claims that The Daily Show has a male-dominated culture that marginalizes women, and that Olivia was hired based on being good-looking rather than on having comedic talent. There has been plenty of backlash to this story, from Daily Show staff as well as from others in the media.
Check out these clips of Olivia’s first three appearances on the show, as well as these articles addressing the show’s “woman problem”.
The Daily Show’s Woman Problem [Jezebel]
Women of The Daily Show Speak [The Daily Show]
Is Olivia Munn too sexy for “The Daily Show”? [Salon.com]
Olivia Munn of G4, Goes Beyond Comic Pinup [New York Times]
Outrage World: How feminist blogs like Jezebel gin up page views by exploiting women’s worst tendencies [Slate]
Lisa Olivia Munn is an actress and model best known for co-hosting Attack of the Show on the G4 network. Her father is German-Irish and her mother is Chinese. She was born in Oklahoma but was raised predominantly in Tokyo. She attended Oklahoma University before moving to LA to pursue an acting career.
Besides hosting Attack of the Show, she has also appeared in several movies, modeling campaigns, and magazine pictorials. She can currently be seen in theaters as Chess Roberts in the movie Iron Man 2, and will be starring in a new NBC sitcom Perfect Couples starting this fall.
42 high-quality Olivia Munn pics after the jump.