Quite possibly one of the biggest stereotypes about Asians is the one concerning our height. It seems as if every and all Asians have dealt with the stereotype of Asians being short. Admittedly, there are quite a few fun-sized Asians (I am among them) and we definitely have no problem with short. The problem is the amount of shock towards tall Asians. I’ve always wondered about why this is such a perplexing thing for some. I’m certainly not surprised when I run into a tall Asian- if there are tall people in other cultures, why is it so unheard of to encounter a tall Asian? But what happens if an Asian doesn’t fall into this myth? They’re met with remarks like “Wow, you’re tall for an Asian.” The western world seems in disbelief that Asians can be anything but short. As seen in the picture above, media doesn’t always seem to be helping in breaking this myth so we’ll go ahead and do it ourselves.
Continue reading to get a glimpse of Asians who certainly Break The Asian Myth about Short Asians:
2. Sung Kang -6’1″
(Check out Audrey’s interview with Sung on the red carpet!)
4. Daniel Henney 6’2″
(Check out Daniel as KoreAm’s March 2013 Coverboy)
5. Choi Siwon 6’0″
(Of course he’s one of our SHAGs)
7.Godfrey Gao – 6’5″
(Yet another one of Audrey’s Daily SHAG’s)
8. Liu Wen – 5’11″
(Liu Wen has made quite the appearances on the Audrey website)
9. Lee Min Ho- 6’1″
(On the cover of KoreAm Journal Jan 2013)
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