Roll Models: Meet Beckie Joon
  • by Kanara Ty
  • June 28, 2013


If you’re a fan of the K-Town reality show – then you should also take a look at the producers’ next new show: Roll Models. Set in Southern California, Roll Models follows the lives of various Asian American import car models and gogo dancers. While there’s a plenty of negative talk and controversy around the show – we appreciate that this show adds on to the Asian American experience – namely, Asian American youth subculture. Hate it or love it – it’s a show featuring a predominately Asian American female cast. I’m definitely tuning in to watch.

The show premieres TODAY on the LOUD Channel – and we’re going to continue on with the cast interviews: next up, Beckie Joon!

(Also check out our previous interview with Gina Darling here and Danielle Lo here!)

NAME: Beckie Joon
NICKNAMES? Bee, Joonbug, Becks
ETHNICITY: Vietnamese/Chinese
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Santa Ana & Garden Grove
There seriously has to be more than The Fast & the Furious? We’re the real thing!

1. Your go-to karaoke song

I love these two songs most and cannot choose, “Careless Whispers” by Wham, or “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys. I love karaoke!

2. Last time you cried

When my mother and I had an argument.

3. What always makes you laugh?

Playful witty jokes always makes me laugh and funny people’s interactions and reactions.

4. Your go-to comfort food

Mmm…anything spicy and hot? Like Chinese or Japanese hot pot?

5. Last thing you ate

My school was giving away free ice cream…and I was hungry.

6. Currently on “repeat” on your ipod

James Blake – Retrograde TRAP Mix

7. A guilty pleasure you don’t feel guilty about?

This is seriously a hard one for me, because I feel like I know my rights and wrongs. And all my guilty pleasures, still make me feel guilty! I guess…I choose drinking and going out crazy on a Monday night? I can do that pretty often.

8. Current favorite place

My CURRENT favorite place would be Cancun, Mexico.

9. Favorite drink, alcoholic or otherwise

Watermelon juice as my drink, coffee once a day, & Dark Liquor like Hennessy please.

10. Current obsessions?

Traveling, learning, expensive things, natural sights like the beach & MAKING my own money.

11. Pet peeve

Ignorant people who speak their damn mind, or in other words, incapable of learning and assume of little knowledge they have.

12. Habit I need to break

Being distracted!

13. Talent you’d like to have

Every talent that I already have but enhanced.

14. Word or phrase you most overuse

“And” and “Um yeaaa.”

15. Most treasured possession?

Do not touch my family.

16. Greatest fear?

I fear for no change for the better & accomplishing my dreams.

17. Favorite childhood pastime or memory.

I have too many! I treasured the moments where my whole family got along and traveled. Also, all my memories from my travels and spending quality time with the people I met from them. Germany was the most romantic, Cancun was the most exciting and comedic. Our last night in Cancun, my crazy girlfriends and I turned our dead retired hotel, Ritz Carlton, into a party of disaster with people from all around the world… Haha, it was amazing.

18. Motto?
“The World is a Show, & you define your stage.”- Shakespeare

19. What’s cool about being Asian

The food? haha… Also, I love that slow aging reputation.

20. If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what occupation would you be doing?

I’d be an attorney or some sort of designer of fashion or architects.