Earlier this year, we featured Filipino-Chinese-American model Brent Chua as a one of the hottest male models we’ve ever laid eyes on. We were lucky enough to snag an interview with the 26-year-old, despite his busy schedule living and working in New York City. Make sure you check out the Personalities section of the Fall 2011 issue of Audrey, out now. Here, enjoy a bit more of our interview with Brent Chua. Continue Reading »
An easy way to turn that sexy little black dress into a fashion faux pas is by having your bra strap hang out or your décolletage less than perky. Haven’t you ever wondered how celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Fergie and Brooke Burke manage to look flawlessly beautiful at every red carpet event? Besides having a team of stylists and makeup artists, they also turn to Pure Style Girlfriends‘ line of wardrobe savers including tapes, lifts and bras — which is this week’s giveaway!
Check out the latest trailer for Immortals, a Greek epic starring Indian actress Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) — she’s featured in our Fall 2011 issue, out now and available here. Directed by famed Indian director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), this 3-D film follows Theseus (played by Henry Cavill), a heroic young villager who rises up against a power-hungry determined to destroy all of ancient Greece in search of a mythical weapon. Pinto plays Phaedra, a priestess who helps Theseus stand up against the king, played by Mickey Rourke. It’s set to release on November 11.
He’s already been dubbed as one of Asia’s 25 greatest actors of all time and has two films releasing in September. Chinese-American Chin Han (Dark Knight) has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades and has had his fair share of time both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a producer. For the Winter 2011-12 issue, we’re featuring Han in the Personalities section, so be sure to check out the scoop on what Han thinks about his long run (and it’s only just beginning) as an actor and what he sees in his future. Until then, here are some snapshots of Han’s life in Hollywood.
No pain, no gain. This is the mantra you’ll likely be forced to repeat to yourself if you take a class at the newest workout studio in Beverly Hills. A new Cardio Barre location (one of only seven) just opened in the area and it’s a low-impact, high intensity workout that’ll make you feel the burn in your butt, arms, calves, hamstrings . . . and pretty much anywhere there’s a muscle. I was lucky enough to be able to take classes for a week at the six-week old studio, thanks to the ever-so-lovely Alisa Rattner Gonzalez (she’s the owner and the peppy person you’ll see right when you walk in).
In a nutshell, the hour-long sessions at Cardio Barre test your flexibility, balance, and core muscle strength by using light weights (one or two pounders, your choice!), your own body weight and quite a few ballet moves.
I’ve always stumbled upon concerts and food festivals when I make these event listings, so I was happy to see some cool stuff coming up this week that won’t strain your hearing or cause you to gain five pounds. I’ve got everything from a fun-filled charity event to a Broadway performance featuring Asian American talent.
Sports Day for Charity Bowling Tournament
When: Saturday, August 20, Noon
Where: Bel Mateo Bowl, 4330 Olympic Ave., San Mateo, CA, 94403
How: Register for $30 a player
Join the Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) in its 16th annual Sports Day for Charity event. This is always AACO’s biggest and most popular event each year, with more than 350 participants, and proceeds going to Wu Yee Children’s Services and Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco.
Nestled inside the Tom Bradley Room at L.A. City Hall were about 100 people, dressed in cocktail attire, enjoying performances by YouTube sensations Clara C. and David Choi. At the back of the room were tables filled with silent auction items, including tickets to see the L.A. Lakers and for Audrey’s Night Out Fashion Show in September (shameless self-promotion, I know). But this wasn’t a private concert for the lucky group — it was a fundraiser and a chance to showcase the inspiring Asian-American youth of today.
Combine a great cause like Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc. (AADAP) with awesome music by Jennifer Chung, Clara C, Feats in Inches, David Choi and The Bricks and you have an all-around awesome time. The AADAP, now in its 39th year, needs your help in raising some much-needed funds to continue its goal of “changing lives and saving families” in the community by providing treatment and prevention programs, counseling and outreach. The benefit concert has been going strong for 18 years, so it’s a guaranteed great event.
He’s recently found support from Far East Movement and Three 6 Mafia, and has already been a hit in South Korea. Korean-American Jung Hoon Kim, who goes by The Legendary Poet, is a rapper who strays from what he says mainstream artists tend to focus on — money and women.
“[My music] is about life, future dreams, a little bit of everything,” says 25-year-old Kim. “I don’t want to just talk about money, but society. Life is all about the challenges.”
Until I was about 13, I had virgin hair. My long black strands were shiny, healthy and only incurred slight damage from daily blowouts and the occasional hot curlers. But one day, on a whim, one of my older sisters suggested I get highlights. With the older-sister-knows-best mentality, I went for it — despite the fact that I knew my mother would be livid. She believed in going au naturel when it came to my hair color because she thought it made me look more Chinese and less Americanized.