With the surge of Asian models snagging ad campaigns — Liu Wen for Estée Lauder, Shu Pei for Maybelline, Bonnie Chen for Kenneth Cole and Daniel Liu in his Bloomingdale’s Spring 2011 commercial — it appears that Asian American stars are joining in on the fun, too. We take a look at the celebrities who are currently signed on to model for different labels, from fashion to beauty.
Indian-born beauty and former Audrey cover-girl Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) sheds her cute girl-next-door to show some serious acting chops in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director Julian Schnabel’s latest political drama, Miral. Pinto plays an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
The film explores how one woman’s defiant belief that education will pave the road to peace and will hit theaters Friday, March 25.
Check out Miral’s trailer below: