Clearly, we didn’t catch every cutie out there. This little girl definitely earns a spot on our list of adorable Asian babies.
Spirit Magazine recently hosted a contest asking their readers to submit photos. We’re not quite sure what the criteria for this contest was, but since this photo was printed in the current issue we’re gonna go ahead and guess that it was chosen for its cuteness.
Here are some other cuties that should have made it onto our Adorable Asian Baby Overload List:
Julie Chen, American television personality, news anchor, producer for CBS, and co-host of the daytime show The Talk, recently turned the spotlight on herself.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the veteran journalist revealed a deep, dark secret: Nearly 20 years ago, Chen had undergone plastic surgery in order to look less Asian.
Now, it may be easy to jump to conclusions and bash Chen for disrespecting her Chinese heritage, but it’s important to hear her side of the story. According to US Weekly, Chen said:
“My secret dates back to — my heart is racing — it dates back to when I was 25 years old and I was working as a local news reporter in Dayton, Ohio,” the 43-year-old Chinese American television personality began. “I asked my news director over the holidays, ‘If anchors want to take vacations, could I fill in?’ And he said, ‘You will never be on this anchor desk, because you’re Chinese.”
“He said, ‘Let’s face it, Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we have in Dayton?’” she recalled. “‘On top of that, because of your heritage, because of your Asian eyes, sometimes I’ve noticed when you’re on camera and you’re interviewing someone, you look disinterested, you look bored.’”
Not long after, Chen started looking for another job. But she ran into the same problem when she tried to find an agent to represent her. “This one big-time agent basically told me the same thing,” she revealed. “He said, ‘I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look bigger.’”
Chen explains that with her career on the line, she couldn’t see another solution. The decision became so weighty that she opened up to her parents about whether or not this surgery would be a denial of their culture. This led to a family divide where some members believed that Chen should be disowned.
Coming to the conclusion that she did not want to lose her career, Chen followed through with the surgery and her career progressed as a result.
Although the secret has haunted her and caused her to question a lot of things, she ultimately has no regrets. “No one’s more proud of being Chinese than I am,” she told her co-hosts at The Talk. “And I have to live with the decisions I’ve made. Every decision I’ve made … it got [me] to where we are today, and I’m not going to look back.”
When it comes to the many countries in our world, food has definitely become a defining characteristic for each. With Sydney’s largest food festival right around the corner, promoters have re-created 17 different national flags using foods most common to each place.
China’s flag made from pittaya/dragon fruit and star fruit.
India’s flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.
Indonesia’s flag made from spicy curries and rice (Sambal).
Japan’s flag made from tuna and rice.
Lebanon’s flag made from lavash, fattoush and herb sprig.
South Korea’s flag made from kimbap and sauces.
Thailand’s flag made from sweet chilli sauce, shredded coconut and blue swimmer crab.
Vietnam’s flag made from rambutan, lychee and starfruit.
There was a recent statistical analysis of the search terms that appeared on porn streaming site Pornhub – and the most popular search terms for the sunny state of California were “Asian” with “teen” and “massage” following not too far behind. In Kentucky, interestingly enough, “hentai” was the most popular search term.
You’ll also find that Mississippi spends the most time on the site (averaging in at 12 minutes), while Rhode Island came in last, spending under ten minutes.
While the analysis is quite interesting, I’m really curious about the fascination behind “creampie” in a good number of these states, as well as Nevada’s fascination with one particular porn star, Anita Queen.
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