Hype Malaysia https://hype.my Malaysia's Latest News, Trends and Entertainment Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:29:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://hype.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-hype-ico3-32x32.png Hype Malaysia https://hype.my 32 32 57889494 Did You Know There’s A Satirical Mobile Game About Najib Razak On Apple? https://hype.my/2018/159389/did-you-know-theres-a-satirical-mobile-game-about-najib-razak-on-apple/ https://hype.my/2018/159389/did-you-know-theres-a-satirical-mobile-game-about-najib-razak-on-apple/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:29:36 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159389 Earlier in September, Singapore-based indie mobile game studio Glassfire Games has released a satirical mobile game called “Where’s Najib?”, featuring the scandal-hit ex-prime minister of Malaysia, and uses the lens of satire to view the allegations surrounding Najib Razak. In the game, players are given 10 seconds to 100 points in a whack-a-mole style minigame featuring an escaping […]

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Earlier in September, Singapore-based indie mobile game studio Glassfire Games has released a satirical mobile game called “Where’s Najib?”, featuring the scandal-hit ex-prime minister of Malaysia, and uses the lens of satire to view the allegations surrounding Najib Razak.

In the game, players are given 10 seconds to 100 points in a whack-a-mole style minigame featuring an escaping Najib., but instead of using a hammer to hit him, player will be throwing diamonds at him instead.

If the player scores enough points in time, they unlock an answer to the question “Where Is Najib?”, which will feature 101 answers for players to unlock, including tongue-in-cheek locations such as:

  • “You found Najib! He’s telling a pineapple tart how he really feels about being probed.”
  • “You found Najib! He’s hiding the paper trail … by throwing away all his paperclips.”
  • “You found Najib! He’s googling ‘how to delete your computer’.”

For now, the game is only available on the Apple App Store but it will be available on the Google PlayStore in the 4th quarter of 2018.

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“No Wolverine Or Professor X Sighted In Kuantan”, Najib Insists Lynas Is Safe https://hype.my/2018/159384/no-wolverine-or-professor-x-sighted-in-kuantan-najib-insists-lynas-is-safe/ https://hype.my/2018/159384/no-wolverine-or-professor-x-sighted-in-kuantan-najib-insists-lynas-is-safe/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:48:51 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159384 Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak maybe detained right now, but since he is huge political figure, he is still able to access his social media and update his supporters on his well being. In his recent Facebook post, Najib gives his two cents on the closure of Lynas plant in Kuantan, a rare earth […]

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Former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak maybe detained right now, but since he is huge political figure, he is still able to access his social media and update his supporters on his well being.

In his recent Facebook post, Najib gives his two cents on the closure of Lynas plant in Kuantan, a rare earth operation which started since 2012 and was widely objected by Malaysians as it is seen as a health threat to the people.

“Many may not have realised but Malaysia is currently the  third largest producer of solar panels in the world after China and Taiwan,” Najib said in a lengthy post.

“The first solar plant in Malaysia started in 2008, and since then plenty of solar energy companies started operations including in Penang, Ipoh, Sarawak, Kedah, Melaka and Cyberjaya, thus creating tens of thousands of jobs and billions of export value in a year.”

“One of the essentials needed for making solar panels as well as clean energy technologies, is a rare earth called Neodymium. This rare earth is also important if the country plans to produce electric vehicles which is a vision that Tun Mahathir wish to achieve. The engine in the electro car requires a magnet made from this rare earth,” Najib added.

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Najib continued to explain that Lynas plant in Malaysia is the second largest producer of Neodymium and it also produces other rare earths which are used for other high-tech products.

“The Lynas plant in Kuantan has been safely operating for 6 years and it comply with the safety guidelines, and it also provides thousands of job opportunities in Kuantan as well as generating investments in other industries.”

“So far, there is not sightings of Wolverine or Professor X in the streets of Kuantan or the surrounding area,” Najib joked.

The former PM said that he is glad that he didn’t bow down to the pressure given by Pakatan coalition back then, and he hopes that for the coming Budget 2019, the government will continue to capitalise on the advantages that Malaysia has in these sectors.

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Najib Razak has been apprehended yesterday and slapped with more than 30 charges in connection with the RM2.6 billion 1MDB financial scandal.

Justice Azura Alwi fixed the bail for Najib at RM3.5 million, and allowed him to pay RM1 million today and RM500,000 each day next week until the amount is fulfilled.

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Seungri Rumoured To Be Coming To Malaysia In October! https://hype.my/2018/159378/seungri-malaysia-october/ https://hype.my/2018/159378/seungri-malaysia-october/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:07:19 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159378 Will the great Seungri grace us with this presence once again before he enlists in the military? The BIGBANG maknae is rumoured to be coming to Malaysia next month, this time for an event in Genting Highlands. Hallyu Malaysia surprised VIPs (as fans or BIGBANG are known) with the unexpected news, stating that Seungri is expected […]

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Will the great Seungri grace us with this presence once again before he enlists in the military?

The BIGBANG maknae is rumoured to be coming to Malaysia next month, this time for an event in Genting Highlands.

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Hallyu Malaysia surprised VIPs (as fans or BIGBANG are known) with the unexpected news, stating that Seungri is expected to visit the country for an event. However, no other details were given about the event.

The only things that we know so far is that it will take place at the Genting International Convention Centre on 31st October at 8:30pm. Oh, did we also say that it will be an invite-only event? According to Hallyu Malaysia, to meet Seungri, you’ll need an exclusive invitation or exclusive ticket.

We have no idea how to get our hands on these precious invites yet, but will update you with more information as we get them!

Source: YG Entertainment

Seungri has visited Malaysia quite a few times these past year, with his most recent visit in February for the launch of Dr. Gloderm, a South Korean beauty and cosmetics brand. Last August, the maknae created quite a stir when he performed at the after-party of the YG Republique Kuala Lumpur launch at TREC Kuala Lumpur.

He also recently opened a branch of his famed Aori Ramen chain in Pavilion KL.

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7 Things You Need To Know About SEVENTEEN https://hype.my/2018/159193/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-seventeen/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:58:12 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159193 Pledis Entertainment’s SEVENTEEN is one of the most popular 3rd generation K-Pop idol groups in the industry. Formed in 2015, SEVENTEEN is made of 13 members (S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino). They are also dubbed the “self-producing idol group” as they are heavily involved in the composition and […]

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Pledis Entertainment’s SEVENTEEN is one of the most popular 3rd generation K-Pop idol groups in the industry.

Formed in 2015, SEVENTEEN is made of 13 members (S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino). They are also dubbed the “self-producing idol group” as they are heavily involved in the composition and production of their music and choreography.

Source: Soompi

Although the group has only been around 3 years, they have already released 2 studio albums, 6 EPs, and 10 singles under their belt. In support of their most recent special album, “Director’s Cut”, they kicked off their 2nd concert tour in June called “Ideal Cut” at Jamsil Arena, Seoul. Due to popular demand, the concert was expanded to countries like Hong Kong, Japan, and Indonesia.

And here’s the good news – Malaysia is included in the list of countries as part of their Southeast Asian tour! To prepare you for that, here’s a list of things that you probably didn’t know about the SEVENTEEN:

1. SEVENTEEN is separated into 3 sub-units

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With 13 members, the group is separated into 3 sub-units: Hip-Hop, Vocal, and Performance. The Hip Hop unit consists of main rappers S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon while the Vocal unit includes Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, and Seungkwan. Furthermore, Jun, Hoshi, The 8, and Dino are in the Performance unit.

2. Why the name SEVENTEEN?

Source: Soompi

Until today, many fans are curious about the origin of the group’s name. According to the boys, SEVENTEEN actually has a special equation:

13 (member count) + 3 (sub-units) + 1 (the group itself) = 17

Quite a significant answer, don’t you think?

3. They were the only Korean group to make Billboard’s “21 Under 21 Hottest Young Stars” in 2015

Source: Tenor

In the words of Billboard’s Kenneth Partridge, “SEVENTEEN is a small army whose weapons include talent and creativity. If any K-pop band stands to truly conquer America, it might be this one.”

True that, Kenneth 😉

4. Vernon is a Leornardo DiCaprio look-alike

Source: Like Seventeen

Since SEVENTEEN’s debut, member Vernon (birth name Hansol Vernon Chwe) gained a lot of attention for his strong resemblance to popular American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In case you didn’t know, the handsome rapper was born to a Korean father and an American mother.

5. SEVENTEEN’s pre-debut days were recorded in “SEVENTEEN TV”

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“SEVENTEEN TV” is an online program which was broadcast periodically, consisting of 5 seasons. The first official broadcast of the show was in late 2012, where they did a Christmas special. It’s definitely a great platform for new (and longtime) fans to get to know the boys.

6. Samuel Kim was once considered to be a part of SEVENTEEN!

Source: Giphy

Samuel (formerly known as Punch) of “Produce 101” season 2 was a potential member of SEVENTEEN before he left Pledis in 2013. He made his first appearance on “SEVENTEEN TV” at the young age of 11.

5. The boys were backup dancers for their seniors

Source: SEVENTEEN’s Facebook page

During their trainee days, the boys were backup dancers for After School’s sub-unit Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” special stages alongside the girls of PRISTIN. Meanwhile, leader S. Coups, with the members of NU’EST, used to be a backup dancer for After School during their “Wonder Boy” promotions.

Source: Channel-K

So, do you think you have what it takes to be a true shining Carat? We hope that we didn’t make you fall even more in love with them than you already are 😉

Details to SEVENTEEN’s “Ideal Cut” Live in Malaysia are as follows:

  • Date: 23rd September 2018 (Saturday)
  • Venue: MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)
  • Time: 6pm

Sources: All Kpop, Billboard, Koreaboo, SBS.

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Sierra Burgess Is A Loser: 4 Awkward Moments We Can Totally Relate https://hype.my/2018/159274/sierra-burgess-isa-loser-netflix/ https://hype.my/2018/159274/sierra-burgess-isa-loser-netflix/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:37:23 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159274 Dating as a young adult is hard enough, what with peer pressure and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. Throw social media into the mix and, well, things can get awkward. We’re talking ‘accidentally exposing your social media stalking tendencies to your crush’ level awkward. Well, in the […]

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Dating as a young adult is hard enough, what with peer pressure and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. Throw social media into the mix and, well, things can get awkward. We’re talking ‘accidentally exposing your social media stalking tendencies to your crush’ level awkward.

Well, in the new Netflix film, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Shannon Purser’s title character takes us through the trials and tribulations of a new-age digital courtship when she connects via text with a jock who thinks she’s someone else. It doesn’t get more awkward than that… or does it?

Here are some other awkward dating moments from the new rom-com that we are all too familiar with:

1. Taking a hundred selfies to get his/her attention

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Nailing a selfie the first time around is no walk in the park – getting the right amount of light and finding an angle that shows your “good side” takes effort! Chances are, you’re gonna bank somewhere between 10 to 50,000 shots until you get just the right one to send to bae.

2. Overthinking EVERY single text message

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We tend to think too much and spend hours crafting the perfect text in new relationships because we don’t want to come off too strong, awkward or boring. Take a page from Sierra and Jamey (Noah Centineo)’s relationship and avoid those awkward text-tuations with a GIF of a baby panda rolling down a hill.

3. Talking on the phone all night

Source: Netflix

Once you’re past the “we’re-just-talking/texting” phase, you’ll probably graduate to talking on the phone. It can be nerve-wracking but spending hours on the phone till the wee hours of the night is a great way to connect and get to know each other better, without all the other pressures. Just don’t max out your phone bill!

4. Waiting to see who will make the first move on the first date

Source: YouTube

If you’re a guy, you’ve probably had anxiety about making contact on that first date. Do you hold her hand? Do you put your arm around her? If you try to kiss her is she going to smack you? And if you’re a girl, you’ve probably asked yourself the “will he or won’t he” question in your head a dozen times before the end of the date. The key is to not put too much thought into it – you’re already nervous enough, so take a step back and relax, and enjoy the date as much as possible.

Watch the trailer here:

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American Singer Alec Benjamin Coming To Malaysia For “Big Stage” Finals https://hype.my/2018/159358/american-singer-alec-benjamin-coming-to-malaysia-for-big-stage-finals/ https://hype.my/2018/159358/american-singer-alec-benjamin-coming-to-malaysia-for-big-stage-finals/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:03:59 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159358 Up and coming singer-songwriter from Arizona, Alec Benjamin will be making his debut in Malaysia this coming Sunday, 23rd September 2018! The 24-year-old singer previously told Hype Malaysia in an exclusive interview that he will be coming to Malaysia soon, and looks like he is keeping his words. (Aww~) “I really hope that I can […]

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Up and coming singer-songwriter from Arizona, Alec Benjamin will be making his debut in Malaysia this coming Sunday, 23rd September 2018!

The 24-year-old singer previously told Hype Malaysia in an exclusive interview that he will be coming to Malaysia soon, and looks like he is keeping his words. (Aww~)

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“I really hope that I can do a special performance in Malaysia for the people who have been supporting me and my music. Nobody is more important than the fans. Without the wonderful people who support me I would not be able to continue making music!” Alec told us last month.

Often referring to himself as “The Narrator”, Alec’s music style is inspired by Eminem, Paul Simon, and Citizen Cope. He started singing since 2013 but he hits big stride in 2017 when his viral hit “I Built A Friend” ignited online, clocking nearly 4 million Spotify streams in under a year and earning airplay for millions of Americans on the national TV show, “America’s Got Talent”.

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This Sunday, Alec will be coming to Malaysia for a special performance on the finale of “Big Stage”, Astro’s latest singing competition talent show, similar to America’s singing competition “The Voice”. The grand winner will be walking away with RM100,000.

Alec is expected to perform a few of his best singles including his latest hits “If We Have Each Other” and “Death of A Hero” as well as fan favourites like “Paper Crown”, “The Water Fountain”, “Let Me Down Slowly”, and “I Built A Friend”.

Alec is set to break into the Malaysian market as he continues to build his presence and appeal to different audiences. After “Big Stage”, Alec will also be performing a private showcase in Malaysia open to media personnel and selected fans only.

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Bangkok’s Hipster Flea Market Comes To Malaysia This November For 2 Weekends https://hype.my/2018/159354/bangkoks-hipster-flea-market-comes-to-malaysia-this-november/ https://hype.my/2018/159354/bangkoks-hipster-flea-market-comes-to-malaysia-this-november/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:04:25 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159354 Bangkok’s renowned container flea market Artbox Thailand is finally coming to Malaysia – and this time, it’s for real! If you remembered last year, we’ve announced that the pop-up flea market will be debuting in Malaysia around February, but for some reason, it didn’t happen. Now, it sure seem that the organiser is ready to […]

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Bangkok’s renowned container flea market Artbox Thailand is finally coming to Malaysia – and this time, it’s for real!

If you remembered last year, we’ve announced that the pop-up flea market will be debuting in Malaysia around February, but for some reason, it didn’t happen.

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Now, it sure seem that the organiser is ready to bring Artbox to Malaysia as they’ve already made the official announcement with dates and venue, and they even set up an official Artbox Malaysia page! (Yay~)

So for those of you who are unfamiliar, Artbox is a famous flea market from Bangkok, Thailand recognised for its unique curation of local entrepreneurs and makers presented in a creative night market.

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Meaning, you can find plenty of cool and rare hipster products from food to fashion items, handmade by local as well as regional artisans and designers, and they are all totally Insta-worthy!

Taking place for 2 weekends from 9th to 11th November 2018 and 16th to 18th November 2018 in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, Artbox Malaysia will definitely be  one of the most highly-anticipated events every year.

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Further details for Artbox Malaysia are as below:-

  • Dates: 
    • 9th – 11th November 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
    • 16th – 18th November 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
  • Entrance Fee: FREE Admission
  • Time: 3pm – 11pm
  • Venue: Sunway City, KL Malaysia (Outdoor Open Air Carpark)

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“Black Panther” Director To Produce “Space Jam 2” Starring LeBron James https://hype.my/2018/159350/black-panther-director-to-produce-space-jam-2-starring-lebron-james/ https://hype.my/2018/159350/black-panther-director-to-produce-space-jam-2-starring-lebron-james/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:21:54 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159350 If you grew up in the 90s, you would definitely remember the iconic classic live-action/animation hybrid “Space Jam”, starring NBA star Michael Jordan and the gang from Looney Tunes as they battle against the a group of aliens in a high-stakes game of basketball. The movie opened at No. 1 in the US and grossed over $230 […]

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If you grew up in the 90s, you would definitely remember the iconic classic live-action/animation hybrid “Space Jam”, starring NBA star Michael Jordan and the gang from Looney Tunes as they battle against the a group of aliens in a high-stakes game of basketball.

The movie opened at No. 1 in the US and grossed over $230 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time and winning various accolades including ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Annie Awards, Grammy Awards, and World Animation Celebration.

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Since 2014, there has been talks that a sequel “Space Jam” is being planned but until the end, the idea didn’t materialise. Now, it seems that the sequel has finally received the green light with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing the Warner Bros. Project.

American professional basketball player LeBron James will be the main star of the sequel, marking his first starring role after receiving positive reviews for his supporting role in the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy “Trainwreck”

James told The Hollywood Reporter that he he loved Coogler’s vision for “Black Panther”, noting that as a black kid growing up in Ohio, there were no black superheroes. “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”

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“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”

Terence Nance, creator of HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” and director of “The Oversimplification of Her Beauty”, has been tapped to helm the project, which is tentatively slated to begin in 2019 during the NBA off-season.

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Come Try Out New Nespresso Coffee At KLCC For Free https://hype.my/2018/159339/come-try-out-new-nespresso-coffee-at-klcc-for-free/ https://hype.my/2018/159339/come-try-out-new-nespresso-coffee-at-klcc-for-free/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:45:59 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159339 Nestle’s Nespresso is introducing 5 new Master Origin coffees from 5 countries in an exciting roadshow and coffee lover are welcomed to have a taste of these brand new flavours for free! Coming from the countries of Columbia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia and Nicaragua, the event will feature master artisans inspired from each country on-ground to showcase the unique craftsmanship […]

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Nestle’s Nespresso is introducing 5 new Master Origin coffees from 5 countries in an exciting roadshow and coffee lover are welcomed to have a taste of these brand new flavours for free!

Coming from the countries of Columbia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia and Nicaragua, the event will feature master artisans inspired from each country on-ground to showcase the unique craftsmanship of the respective countries.

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to  taste new flavours of the Master Origin collection and embark on a journey of discovering the culture and birthplaces of the coffees while interacting with the respective master artisans.

The roadshow takes place from now onwards until this weekend (Sunday, 23rd September 2018) from 10am until 10pm at the Main Concourse area of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Be sure to bring all of your coffee-loving friends and family because the event is absolutely FREE! For more information, visit www.nestle-nespresso.com.

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10 Hollywood Stars You Didn’t Know Were Korean https://hype.my/2018/159133/10-hollywood-stars-you-didnt-know-were-korean/ https://hype.my/2018/159133/10-hollywood-stars-you-didnt-know-were-korean/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:22 +0000 https://hype.my/?p=159133 With Hallyu (Korean wave) on the rise, many K-Pop fans are hoping to see their favourite idols on the international screen. However, little do they know that some of our favourite big and small screen actors are actually Koreans! Here are 10 Korean stars who have made a name for themselves in Hollywood: 1. Ken […]

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With Hallyu (Korean wave) on the rise, many K-Pop fans are hoping to see their favourite idols on the international screen. However, little do they know that some of our favourite big and small screen actors are actually Koreans!

Here are 10 Korean stars who have made a name for themselves in Hollywood:

1. Ken Jeong

Source: Twitter

Famed for playing Leslie Chow in “The Hangover” franchise, Ken Jeong is a man who gives his all to every role he plays. But Jeong is more than just an actor – he was also a former physician and is a dedicated father and husband. His other works include “Community”, “Dr. Ken”, as well as “Crazy Rich Asians”.

2. Arden Cho

Source: Oh No They Didn’t

Although Arden Cho has appeared in several TV series, her professional breakthrough came after she landed the role of Kira Yukimura on “Teen Wolf”. Born to Korean-American parents in Texas, the actress has also modeled for various international brands such as Nike, Reebok, Alexander McQueen, and Clinique.

3. Daniel Henney

Source: Instagram

This list wouldn’t be complete without Daniel Henney. Before playing Matthew Simmons in “Criminal Minds”, the handsome 38-year-old was a household name in South Korea through “My Lovely Sam Soon” – one of the most popular K-Dramas in 2005. In case you didn’t know, Henney was born to a Korean mother and an Irish-American father.

4. Steven Yeun

Source: Walking Dead

Steven Yeun is known for playing Glenn Rhee on AMC’s horror television series “The Walking Dead”. Beisdes that, the multi-talented star has also appeared in many short featured films, and has done video game as well as cartoon voiceovers.

5. Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons

Source: Popsugar

As the youngest star on the red carpet at the 2012 and 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons is the daughter of Korean-American actress Amy Anderson. Though young, the TV darling is praised by many viewers for her portrayal of Lily Tucker-Pritchett in ABC’s “Modern Family”.

6. Ki-Hong Lee

Source: Pure Fandom

Ki-Hong Lee is best known for his roles in the “Maze Runner” film series and the Netflix sitcom “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. In an interview with CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), the actor said that he was inspired to further pursue acting when he saw Aaron Yoo acting in the film “Disturbia” while in college.

7. John Cho

Source: SBS

Born in Seoul, South Korea, many know John Cho as Harold Lee in the “Harold & Kumar” franchise and Hikaru Sulu in the “Star Trek” reboot film series. On top of that, he also made history in American television as the first Asian American actor cast as a romantic lead when he starred as Henry Higgs in the 2014 sitcom “Selfie”.

8. Sung Kang

Source: Celeb Live Update

Sung Kang’s first major role was in “Better Luck Tomorrow”, in which he starred alongside John Cho. Now, he is best known as Han Lue in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. Furthermore, he has often spoken out about the limited roles for Asian and Asian-American actors in Hollywood.

9. Randall Park

Source: E! News

Randall Park was born to Korean immigrant parents in Los Angeles, California. While he has appeared in several feature films such as “Larry Crowne”, “Dinner for Schmucks”, and “The Five-Year Engagement”, he gained international recognition after portraying North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-Un in “The Interview”. His other popular roles include Louis Huang in “Fresh Off The Boat” and FBI agent Jimmy Woo in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”.

10. Awkwafina

Source: Giphy

Awkwafina (whose real name is Nora Lum) was born in New York City to a Chinese-American father and a South Korean immigrant mother. She adopted the stage name Awkwafina when she was 16 and defines it as her alter ego. While she gained popularity for her songs on YouTube, she recently starred in “Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians”.

Sources: Wikipedia, Drama Fever.

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