Last week, we brought you our Fall 2014 feature on the beautiful and successful Jeannie Mai who is currently a host on The Real. But clearly, that wasn’t enough. You asked for it, so here it is! Check out Jeannie Mai discussing everything from gay marriage to Asians going blond.
“I’m a faith-driven woman, so I love that the Bible encourages one not to get divorced. But I’m a very liberal woman, too, and for me the decision has to be the best choice for both parties, especially if children are involved. It’s not a black and white situation; it’s gray all the way. You have to decide what’s best for both parties and the children as well.”
On plastic surgery, especially in Asia:
“Do you. And if you are gonna ‘do you,’ do it in Thailand because it’s cheaper and they’re awesome!”
On gay marriage:
“I have three words that will save the economy. Gay Bridal Registry.”
On Asians going blond:
“I would say do it right and not to be white, number one. Number two, learn about the importance of toner. Period. Toner is your best friend if you’re gonna go blond.”
On going too far with makeup:
“Put it this way — when you’re not feeling like you can overcome the biggest challenge you face, you haven’t gone far enough.”
“Personally, I’m not a user myself. But if any addiction, whether it’s coffee, shopping or drugs, keeps you from reaching your potential in life, I don’t see a good reason to continue it.”
On 3D printers that print makeup:
“My heels are clicking for joy. We women get stuck in ruts and forget that style and makeup are excuses to transform into any unique version of ourselves. The more advanced this industry becomes, the more opportunities for women to strut forward with themselves.”
On illegal immigration:
“If the U.S. Navy didn’t help bring my parents here from Vietnam, I probably wouldn’t be in this fortunate place of being interviewed. I am thankful for the immigration opportunities, but I understand that in order to preserve the value of the U.S. and respect the needs of residents, we have to abide by regulations. I’m trying to learn more about this to understand the options, and pray for a solution that can unite nations and provide positive growth for the United States.”
On whitening skincare:
“I get that different cultures appreciate different appearances. I don’t see Americans getting judged for tanning their skin, and I don’t judge people who prefer to stay fair-skinned. At the end of the day, it depends on the individual’s perspective of herself.”
On the worst fashion trend:
“Too much boob. It’s never been hot. It’s always trashy. Keep it sexy, ladies. That’s all.”
–Story by Jeline Abutin.
This was originally published in our Fall 2014 issue. Get your copy here.