Top Five Reasons We Love The Bride-To-Be JAMIE CHUNG

 

We’ve all been buzzing with excitement over the news of Jamie Chung’s engagement to long-time boyfriend Bryan Greenberg. Well, most of us have been excited. We’ve come across some fans who are broken-hearted that their “future wife” will now remain a daydream.

Of course, we don’t blame them! There are plenty of reasons to love the 30-year-old Korean American actress. Below are our Top Five Reasons We Love The Bride-To-Be JAMIE CHUNG. 


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1. Brains & Beauty
It goes without saying that Jamie Chung is gorgeous. All we have to do is show you some photoshoots of this 30-year-old actress and you will surely agree with us (and join us in wondering how this girl keeps so fit).

In addition to her looks, Chung understands the importance of an education. After graduating from Lowell High School in 2001, Chung went on to receive her BA in Communications from the University of California, Riverside in 2005. Her education was so important to her that she worked two jobs while in school to pay her bills.

Even after her stint on MTV’s The Real World: San Diego, Chung went right back to finish school. Jamie tells Audrey Magazine, “It was never a goal to do a reality show, nor did I think it would help me get into movies. At the time, I just thought of it as a cool vacation that helped pay for my student loans.”

 



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2. She Made Our Disney Princess Dreams Come True

Jamie Chung has graced television screens since 2004, but it is her most recent role which caught the attention of many.

Who can forget when Disney released Mulan in 1998? We definitely couldn’t. For some of us, this was finally a Disney Princess who actually looked like us. That’s huge. So when the ABC drama series Once Upon A Time started bringing fairytales to life, we were more than excited to see if they would include Mulan. But was there anyone who could properly play one of our most favorite Disney princesses?

Luckily for us, Jamie Chung does not disappoint. Her portrayal of Mulan is just as tough and inspiring as ever. When it was revealed that the Once Upon A Time character is bisexual, Chung’s character began making television history.

 


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3. Her Bold & Daring Personality 

Chung decided to become an actress despite her “traditional” Korean parents. Bold? Yup. Chung’s character Mulan in Once Upon A Time portrays the popular Disney Princess as bisexual, a move which gained a handful of both praise and criticism. Daring? You bet.

Time and time again, Chung has shown a brave heart. ““[Acting] has always been a secret desire of mine. When I first started, I was so afraid of failure that I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing. But, once I decided, I dove right in,” Jamie tells Audrey Magazine.

But even after jumping into acting, Chung had to show a strong heart. This is especially true when she played the lead in the indie film, Eden, based on the true story of Chong Kim and her personal struggles against human sex trafficking.

“It’s a story that has to be shared,” she says. “We’d ride around in this ghetto-ass van during the kidnapper scenes or use handheld cameras while locked in a car trunk. Whatever it took. I pushed myself and stripped myself of everything I was comfortable with.”


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4. She’s A Hard-Worker
Looking at all the work that Chung has done in the past few years alone is enough to stress anyone. She has packed her resume will roles on a number of television shows and movies including Grey’s Anatomy, Sucker Punch, The Hangover II & III, Premium Rush, The Man With The Iron Fists, 7500, and a handful of upcoming films. Quite frankly, we’re not sure how she manages to do it all.

But Chung simply views all this as experience which helps her grow. “Acting is like a rubber band ball,” she says. “After each job, you walk away with something and add another rubber band to that ball. And the bigger the ball, the more people and experiences add to your art. Acting is great in that you can only get better with age.”


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5. She’s An AUDREY MAGAZINE Cover Girl
The beautiful Korean American actress graced the cover of our magazine in Fall 2012. Additionally, she gave us an amazing cover story. Read it here.

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BONUS: Her Fashion Sense
In addition to all of Jamie Chung’s talents, she is also a fashion blogger. Check out some of our her looks on her official blog.

 

 

Jamie Chung Is Officially Off The Market!

Hearts are breaking all over the world as 30-year-old Korean American actress Jamie Chung announces that she is engaged and officially off the market.

Most known for her recent role as Mulan in the ABC fantasy television series Once Upon a Time, Jamie Chung is now engaged to 35-year-old actor Bryan Greenberg.

The couple began dating in 2012 and have kept their relationship on the private side. When Elle tried to get Greenberg to open up about Chung, he responded, “I don’t really talk too much about my personal life, but I’m happy.”

Chung, on the other hand, has been a bit more willing to speak about her love life. “He’s kind of suffering with me on my journey training for a half-marathon,” Chung told Elle during a September 2013 interview. “So that’s been our thing. He’s been running with me. The couple who runs together, stays together! We just stay pretty active.”

In Fall 2012, Chung revealed how she wants to spend her future to Audrey Magazine. “I just wanna do the things I love and spend time with the people I care about and cut out the bullsh-t. Life is too short,” she said. Thankfully, Chung seems to be well on her way towards a happy future.

US Weekly confirmed that Greenberg proposed in San Francisco during the holidays. The couple then went to celebrate the New Year in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

We certainly congratulate Jamie, an Audrey Cover Girl, and wish her a happy marriage.

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Jamie Chung leaving dinner with her rumoured boyfriend Bryan Greenberg. Pictured: Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg Ref: SPL599818  270813   Picture by: McAf / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:	310-821-2666 New York:	212-619-2666 London:	870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

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“Crazy Rich Asians” To Become a Movie: Audrey’s Picks for a Dream Cast

Kevin Kwan’s debut novel is a ridiculous read — and we mean that in the best way. Set mainly in Singapore, the story follows the homecoming of Nicholas Young, who’s in town for the highly anticipated wedding of his best friend Colin Khoo to model/hotel heiress Araminta Lee. Nick is bringing his American girlfriend of two years, Rachel Chu, to the wedding. What Rachel doesn’t know is that Nick is a member of Singapore’s elite, and apparently everyone is out to end their relationship, from overbearing mothers to cutthroat exes.

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What really makes Crazy Rich Asians so fascinating is that the novel is a hilarious insight into the social intricacies and hierarchies of the Singaporean jet set — new money vs. old money, Mainland Chinese vs. Overseas Chinese, traditional Chinese culture vs. traditions that are actually remnants of colonial rule. Calling upon his own childhood experiences, Kwan weaves great (and greatly exaggerated) details into his story that makes for a read you can’t put down. It’s got all the makings for a very entertaining movie, so when we heard that the production team behind The Hunger Games films had nabbed the rights to this summer’s best guilty pleasure read, we just had to come up with our own dream cast. Hollywood, better take notes!

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Godfrey Gao as Nicholas Young, 32, a history professor at NYU with Cantonese pop idol looks (described as a Takeshi Kaneshiro lookalike) and heir to the Young fortune. Why: A ridiculously good-looking guy with international appeal is absolutely required for this leading man role, and the Taiwanese-Malaysian Canadian actor/model, touted as the world’s first Asian male supermodel, has been described as a younger Kaneshiro.

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Gemma Chan as Rachel Chu, Nick’s girlfriend, a 29-year-old down-to-earth, natural beauty, raised by a single mother, who is also an economics professor at NYU. Why: An up-and-comer in Hollywood, this Chinese British actor can pull off Rachel’s sensible, effortless and intelligent charm.

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Fan Bingbing as Astrid Leong, Nick’s cousin and closest confidante who also happens to be a double heiress and Singapore’s most sought after socialite. She’s married to Michael Teo. Why: The Chinese actress has the presence (and red carpet fashion cred) to play Singapore’s biggest style icon, oozing radiance every time she walks into a room.

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Daniel Wu as Michael Teo, a son of schoolteachers and a graduate of Caltech (he was a National Merit Scholar!), the co-founder of a start-up tech company happened to land Singapore’s most sought after socialite. Why: Michael is a straight-laced former Armed Forces Elite Commando who is facing an eventual meltdown because of his marriage into high society. A hunk on the verge of a breakdown? Wu’s got plenty of acting experience (and the good looks) to pull that off.

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Brenda Song as Peik Lin Goh, the youngest daughter of the new money Singaporean Goh family and Rachel’s close friend from Stanford. Why: Song can call upon her Disney days for the over-enthusiastic spunk it’ll take to play Peik Lin, one of Rachel’s few allies in Singapore.

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Wang Lee Hom as Colin Khoo, Nick’s best friend and heir to the Khoo Teck Fong fortune, one of the richest families in the world. Why: Wang’s recent roles have required a disguise — perfect for a man disguising his true feelings about his upcoming nuptials. (Basically, we wanna see the Taiwanese American singer/actor in a Hollywood film.)

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Angelababy as Araminta Lee, a luxury hotel heiress and supermodel who is engaged to Colin Khoo, and has a serious obsession with Astrid Leong and her couture wardrobe. Why: The Hong Kong-based Chinese actress/model has the young supermodel look down. We think she’ll be gorgeous as the society bride of the year.

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Liza Wang as Shang Su Yi, grandmother to Nicholas and matriarch of the Young family. She inherited the Shang fortune, lives in a Euro-style palace that doesn’t show up on Google Maps (complete with secret service Burmese guards). Why: She is Hong Kong’s biggest diva, famously known as a stage and television actress. Her larger than life personality is very fitting to play the matriarch of the Young family.

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Jamie Chung as Amanda Ling, a wannabe New York socialite who used to date Nick. Why: Chung is so gorgeous — and we’re sure she can do snarky well — so she’s perfect to play the posh and fashionable ex-girlfriend of a billionaire heir.

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Maggie Q as Francesca Shaw, who is still pining for Nick after a threesome with him and Amanda Ling one summer in Capri. Why: She’s the cattier of the two girls after Nick and we think Maggie can play one hell of an ice queen.

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Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor Young, mother of Nicholas. Why: The Malaysian actress is well-known for playing strong leading women, but we think it’s about time she plays against type and takes on a challenge: playing the over-the-top, crazed mother who stops at nothing to end her son’s relationship with his Chinese American girlfriend.

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Joan Chen as Kerry Chu, Rachel’s mother who works in real estate and harbors a secret past. Why: Kerry is the hard-working, resilient one of the cast and Chen can capture that perfectly. Chen is also a scene-stealer no matter what role she’s in, which is perfect for Kerry’s dramatic reveal.

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Archie Kao as Edison Cheng, a successful private banker who is obsessed with being in the media spotlight. Why: Kao has a certain charisma that can get under your skin — in an effective way. We’re challenging him to play one loud, obnoxious and fame-whoring husband.

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Charlene Choi as Fiona Tung, who comes from a politically connected family and has three children with Eddie Cheng. Why: Charlene Choi possesses a calm demeanor as an actress that’s effective in quiet moments, which is perfect for the role of Fiona, the wife who remains silent to her husband’s wild antics.

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Edison Chen as Bernard Tai, the quintessential bad boy heir of Singapore. Why: Because Chen is the quintessential bad boy actor. It’d be fascinating to see him make his return to the silver screen playing someone just like himself.

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Nichkhun Horvejkul (of KPOP group 2PM) as Alistair Cheng, the younger, good-for-nothing brother of Eddie Cheng, with puppy-dog looks and who works in film production in Hong Kong. Why: The useless son with good looks? Thank goodness Nickhun is really pretty to look at.

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Clara Lee as Kitty Pong, a gold-digging TV actress from Hong Kong with a penchant for skimpy outfits and who has Alistair Cheng whipped. Why: She’s one of Korea’s hottest sex symbols — we’d love to see her play a tacky, money-hungry soap star that shocks everyone at every turn.

Kick-Ass Asian Leading Ladies: Audrey Cover Girls Edition

Recently, Buzzfeed released the story 27 Asian Leading Ladies Who Kick Ass. They described these actresses as women who defied the various stereotypes often imposed on Asians. Among this list of very talented actresses were some of Audrey Magazine‘s past cover girls:

 

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MINDY KALING
Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
You know her fromThe Office, and her hilarious book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Current project: Her self-produced star vehicle The Mindy Project is going into its second season.

From Audrey Magazine: “As confident as I feel, it takes an almost comically confident person to be able to say they were destined to be in movies and television. I don’t think I was destined, but I think I am of the personality type where the rejection or odds of something doesn’t scare me.”

 

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MAGGIE Q

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
You know her fromMission: Impossible IIILive Free or Die HardBalls of Fury
Current project: Since 2010, Maggie has starred in The CW’s Nikita, which is now going into its fourth season.

From Audrey Magazine: “When I first started acting, there were times where I absolutely didn’t know who I was, and because of that, the confidence didn’t follow. You feel lost and you’re always trying to find something that matters to you. But the older I get, the more I understand what my values are, who I am, what I believe in. And because of that, I’m able to have confidence.”

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JAMIE CHUNG

Hometown: San Francisco, California
You know her fromThe Real World: San DiegoSucker Punch
Current project: Jamie plays the recurring role of Mulan on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

From Audrey Magazine: “I just want to do the things I love and spend time with the people I care about and cut out the bullsh-t. Life is too short. … And that goes for food, too. If I want a burger, I’m going to eat a burger.”

 

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RINKO KIKUCHI

Hometown: Hadano, Japan
You know her from: Her Oscar nominated-role in Babel, this summer’s Pacific Rim
Current project: Rinko is in the upcoming movie 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves.

From Audrey Magazine: “Since Babel, I’ve had few roles in international films since there are so few roles for Japanese, [but] I want to continue working in the United States.”

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ELODIE YUNG

Hometown: Paris, France
You know her fromThe Girl with the Dragon TattooG.I. Joe: Retaliation
Current project: Elodie’s latest project, 10 Things I Hate About My Life, is slated for release in late 2013 and stars Evan Rachel Wood.

From Audrey Magazine:  “If I’m hired for an action film, there’s no point in me not trying everything, or at least as much as I can. This is not Shakespeare. It’s not about what I’m going to say. I’m not going to have a beautiful monologue. It’s about the action. As an actor, you should invest yourself as much as you can. I want to give 100 percent. It’s more fun that way.”
To read the full stories, purchase issues of Audrey Magazine and subscribe HERE

2013 Golden Globes Fashion – Asian Celebrity Edition!

Jamie Chung. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Recap some of the Golden Globes fashion from Sunday evening – all featuring some of your favorite Asian celebrities!


Shay Mitchell (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Dev Patel. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Nathan Adrian.

Nathan Adrian and Natalie Coughlin.

Archie Panjabi (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Berenice Marlohe (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)

Life of Pi composer Mychael Danna with wife Aparna. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Life of Pi’s Sunaj Sharma, Ang Lee, and Tabu.

Freida Pinto in Antonio Beradi. (Photo courtesy of Getty)

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Hannah Simone. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Olivia Munn in Armani. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Life of Pi’s Ang Lee and Suraj Sharma. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Vanessa Hudgens in Jenny Packham. (Photo Courtesy of Huffington Post)

Actor Kunal Nayyar. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

Aziz Ansari as a presenter with Jason Bateman at The 70th Golden Globes awards ceremony on January 13, 2013.

Golden Globes theme composer/Japanese rock artist Yoshiki. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)