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America’s Next Top Model Needs a Little More Diversificasian

March 4th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12 starts tonight, and we’ll be watching even though it doesn’t appear there are any Asian sistas on the show this season, which is weird, since the fashion world is supposedly embracing more of our peeps. (I was holding out hopes for “Fo”–did someone say noodles?–until I watched her audition tape.) But we all know ANTM isn’t about fashion or diversity, it’s about hissy fits, drrrama, and smiling with your eyes.

At least the promo images for the show have the contestants looking like us. And when I say “like us” I mean they’re in full geisha maquillage, an orgy of origami flying all over the place.


And that’s something, right?

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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Is This Beckham-oning to Me?

February 17th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Hey Jen,

You know I think Victoria Beckham is a useless, scary, skeletal, creepy robot.

So why are these pieces from her new collection speaking to me?

Have I lost my mind? Is there a brain virus eating my rational thought? Is the world coming to an end? Has a zombie invaded my soul?

Or is that hot bitch in heels like, SO GORGE that she can just make a potato sack/paper bag/Beckham design look fierce? And if that’s the case, I’m totally normal and just love myself a hot bitch, right?

Rowr

Please toss out a theory. I’m frightened. So frightened.

Thanks!

xoxo
Diana

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BABEWATCH: Jessica Gomes

February 10th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Jessica Gomes

Hails from: Perth, Australia

Ethnicity: Portuguesian (father is Portuguese, mother is Singaporean Chinese)

Why She’s a Babe: Being in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue two years running–in 2008 and the newly-released 2009–automatically qualifies Jessica, obvs. But even in a field of hotties–Leo DiCaprio’s GF Bar Rafaeli graces the 2009 cover–the Portuguesian model’s face stands out. And we mean that literally, because you may have noticed that homegirl’s rockin’ a moonface, and we love moonfaces, even if we sometimes try to minimize our own. Also, Entertainment Weekly gave Jessica props for “best water shot” and…wait, what the fuck is a “water shot”?!

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But What’s Her Take On the Bailout?

October 21st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Of COURSE I think that the very suggestion of “Paris for President” (as opposed to really delightful ideas/jokes, like Murs para Presidente or McCain 4 Prez) is abominable. It’s not even funny. NOT EVEN FUNNY.


That is, unless nummy model William Chan (see above, right) actually would be one of Paris’s Secret Service men. In which case, she could very well have my vote.

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Kaneshir-what’s in Your Pants?

July 10th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

DISGRASIANtern Jasmine informed us this morning that Takeshi Kaneshiro (Chungking Express, House of Flying Daggers) will be the new face of Armani for fall/winter, which marks the first time the Italian label has used an Asian model in that role:

Kaneshiro for Armani F/W ’09


I should be stoked, but I couldn’t help thinking…face?

David Beckham for Armani Underwear


FUCK THE FACE!

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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BABEWATCH: Daul Kim

March 18th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Daul Kim

Occupation: Model

Why She’s a Babe: She can wear a bag on her head and still look cool. We also love her bangs. And because Kim writes a blog called I Like to Fork Myself, a zany, irreverent diary of her fashism experiences, where she, too, documented her love of the Japanese “We Are the World.”

Check out Daul Kim working the runway here.

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Hu Is Hu Bing?

February 23rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen
Chinese actor/model Hu Bing THEN

Chinese actor/model Hu Bing NOW


You’ve come a long way, baby.

I think.

Click here for Hu Bing’s bio.

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BABEWATCH: Kyung Chung

February 5th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Kyung Chung

Occupation: American Apparel model and photographer

Why She’s a Babe: Because she makes us want to go out and buy puo puo (granny) glasses, even though they’d make us look like cross-eyed librarians. And she looks hot in a leotard. And because she possesses The Ass That Launched a Thousand Controversies, when a self-portrait of her booty clad only in tights went up on a American Apparel billboard in New York last fall.

Click here for the ad.
Click here to read what Kyung had to say about it.
Click here for what the Huffington Post had to say about it.

(p.s. Since it’s Super Tuesdaysian, we thought we’d mention that American Apparel endorsed Obama and McCain. Just in case you need another two cents.)

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BABEWATCH: Emma Pei

December 4th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Emma Pei (or Pei Bei in Chinese)

Occupation: Model

Why She’s a Babe: Cuz of that little pouty mouth. Cuz she needs to eat a sandwich, maybe a couple, but we still find her hot. Cuz she looks like a space creature sprung from the mind of Bowie or Björk.

For more high-fashion hotness, check out Asian Models.

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Girl, Please.

October 8th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Tyra Banks recently had up-and-coming Korean/African-American model Chanel Iman on her show recently, and almost fell to tears as she gave her a puzzle piece necklace representing their solidarity as Black models.

Um… hello, Tyra? It’s hard for Asian models too– we sure as hell don’t get repreznted in the world of fashism, not even in our own magazines. The least you can do is give us a shout out, especially when we’re responsible for half.

See more of Chanel Iman here.

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R.I.P. Sayoko Yamaguchi

August 21st, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Japanese supermodel, Sayoko Yamaguchi, has died at age 57 from acute pneumonia. Yamaguchi was the first Asian to appear in Shiseido ads when the Japanese company made the important decision to stop only using Caucasian models in their campaigns, and she was named one of the top models in the world by Newsweek in 1977. Yamaguchi went on do cool art and film projects, like “Fantasy Mode to Order” (where the above photo is from) and Pistol Opera, a cult film about a female assassin.

Click here to read full obit.

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Let It Go, Jenny Shimizu

August 14th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

STOP THE PRESSES!!! JENNY “I’ve gone down on Angelina Jolie” SHIMIZU HAS A NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!

Whenever [Angie] calls me up, I visit her.


Ohhhh wait. Nobody cares.

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