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The world is a giant melting pot of people, coming from different backgrounds and ethnicities. Now, more than ever, people are no longer just of one heritage but instead are of diverse and complex ethnic backgrounds. We decided to round up some of the hottest celebrities of mixed ethnicity and Asian descent, just for your viewing pleasure! Feel free to behold their exotic and beautiful faces, and after that has settled in, read on to see how talented they are too! If you aren’t following these gorgeous and talented beings, time to fix that issue today. Photos in collage: Instagram and pngtree.com This article was first published on Harper's Bazaar. Additional reporting by 'Alyaa Iman Imran. ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? This 36-year-old actor and model is half Korean and half Caucasian. Although he has starred in numerous commercials, he is most known for his dashing role in the Korean drama 'Witch Yoo Hee'. You might’ve also caught him on an episode of the 2009 series Melrose Place. These days, Dennis prefers being behind the lens, taking photographs as he travels around the world. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE Erwan is half Filipino and half French, living in the Philippines. Looking at him, you wouldn’t have guessed that this hunk once weighted 110kg. After a breakup in his college days, he decided that could never find another woman unless he changed his image. So he started working out and controlled his love for food by exploring tasty, healthy dishes. Now, he runs a successful travel and food blog called 'The Fat Kid Inside', owns several dining establishments, and has hosted his own cooking show. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES Solenn is Erwan's sister and she too is half Filipino and half French. She is a VJ, host, model, singer, painter, fashion designer... Honestly, what can this lady not do? She’s even an official castaway of Survivor Philippines – that appearance landed her even more on-screen opportunities. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? Everyone knows the actress and model, Kiko. What is less known is that she is in fact half Korean and half American. Although she was born in Texas, she’s lived in Japan since was a child and landed a modelling contract there, when she was merely a teenager at 12 years old. Since then she’s been on runway after runway. More recently, she’s begun her own life behind the runway – as a fashion designer alongside her younger sister, Yuka – and launched her own laid-back clothing label OK, short for “Office Kiko”. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE No one could've ever guessed that Tyson is 48 years old. His Chinese Jamaican genes must be what he has to thank for his eternal youth and good looks – which haven't always done him good. When he was younger, his peculiar eyes and high cheekbones were a subject of ridicule from his classmates. But that same man has become a cover boy and is the face of Ralph Lauren, so who’s laughing now? Tyson, like many of his model peers, has also ventured into acting, though he admits his “pretty boy” face sometimes gets in the way. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES Though Zayn was born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, he is actually half Pakistani and half English. He was discovered on talent search competition The X Factor, where he later became part of One Direction. Many awards and years later, the hunk decided to leave the band to pursue his own career as a solo artist, with the support of supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The hottie has his own line of clothes, having worked with fashion designer Donatella Versace to create the Zayn Malik x Versus collection. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? Japanese model, Rola is a mixed bag when it comes to her ethnicity. She is of Bengali, Japanese and Russian descent, which is why she looks both stunning and exotic. Besides being a model, Rola is also a published author, having published three books in the past few years. The first two books, The Rola and Rola’s Closet, were about fashion, while her third book, Rola’s kitchen, was a recipe book. She also has her own fragrance brand and recently featured in the major Hollywood film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE This 38-year-old hottie is half Korean and half Irish American. Daniel began as a model in 2001, working in mainly Europe, New York and Hong Kong. Then he transitioned into becoming an actor as well, particularly famous for his role in the K-Drama 'My Lovely Sam Soon' and American TV series 'Criminal Minds'. During his downtime, he enjoys sports, playing the guitar, travelling and reading. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES 38-year-old actor and presenter, George Young is unique mix of half Chinese and half Greek Cypriot. The actor, born on Leap Year’s Day, is also a full qualified solicitor for the Supreme Court of England and Wales. The dashing lad made headlines after he married travel host Janet Hsieh in chilly Antarctica. Now, they have the most adorable little boy named Egan. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? Chrissy is loud and proud about her Asian heritage. The 33-year-old model is half Norwegian and half Thai. She was actually discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop in Hawaii. She’s most known for gracing the covers of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issues When she’s not modelling, she cooks, writes a cookbook, or co-hosts the very entertaining Lip Sync Battle alongside LL Cool J. One thing we love about Chrissy Teigen (besides her sass and wit), is her relationship with John Legend that makes our hearts burst. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE Victoria Secret model, Chanel Iman is half Korean and half African American. Her unique look had her booking modelling jobs at the tender age of 12. In 2006, she won the third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest – but Chanel is more than just a pretty face. She’s passionate for charity work. As an advocate for education, she sets up primary schools in impoverished rural areas in Tanzania and Uganda. She sponsors several young Kenyan girls and contributes funds for their daily necessities and academic tuition. Yas girl! Photo: Amy & Stuart ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES Though everyone knows his hits like Uptown Funk, not many people know of Bruno's melting pot heritage. His father is half Puerto Rican and half Jewish while his mother is Filipino with Spanish ancestry. A truly diverse mix! The Hawaiian-born singer grew up doing shows around the island dressed as… none other than Elvis Presley. His performance must-haves? Wet wipes and wine. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? A beloved ex-member of the hit reality show 'Terrace House', Lauren might be mistaken for a Japanese cast member, but she is in fact half American and half Chinese. Since then, she has been modelling and collaborating non-stop. Atop of being an up and coming actress and a rising model, she’s had her own successful art gallery exhibition in Hawaii– all by the age of 20. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE This 29-year-old model and actress has to thank her half Vietnamese and half African-American heritage for her exotic looks. What most don’t know is that Karrueche began her fashion career as a personal shopper before working as a freelance celebrity stylist in Hollywood. At the same time, she began modelling for local brands. It was then when her relationship with former beau Chris Brown landed her on tabloid covers, and well, the rest is history. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES Henry is of English and Iban ancestry – the Dayak people of Borneo. The star of the upcoming film adaptation of 'Crazy Rich Asians' isn’t just an actor and a host, but he’s also a fully trained hairstylist. A fun fact about the 31-year-old: He didn’t go to college, but things seem to have turned out pretty good for him. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? The gorgeous Singaporean singer and DJ, Tabitha is half Swiss and half Indian. Her career skyrocketed in 2009 when she took part in The Singapore Idol, and came out as the second runner up. A year later, she was selected to sing the Youth Olympic Games official theme song alongside famous artists like Sean Kingston and Jody Williams. In 2016, she released her first single ‘Bulletproof’ and since then her hits have been on in our party playlist. Photo: Gan/ Harper’s Bazaar ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE Successful 22-year-old Singaporean model, Fiona is a face that you'll see everywhere on our sunny shores. She is half Austrian and half Chinese. She began hitting the runways when she won a modelling contest in 2011. Since then her career has skyrocketed and she’s become a fashion icon we’ve come to admire and adore. Photo: Gan/ Harper’s Bazaar ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES This young actress and model is so stunning, it hurts. We can attribute that to her Filipino-American heritage and amazing genes – which landed her the top spot in the “100 most beautiful faces of 2017” list. But she wants to be more than just a pretty face and pushes herself to work hard for every TV project and film she scores. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? You probably have seen Meisa Kuroki's face if you ever visit Japan, or even here as she is the face of Kate Cosmetics. Little did you know that Meisa is gorgeous mix of Brazillian-American and Japanese. The new mum-of-two began isn’t just a model – she’s also a singer and actress most commonly known for her role in Lupin the Third. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE The queen herself! Many might not know this but Naomi is of Asian descent. She is actually of Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother. Being one of the five original supermodels (alongside Cindy Crawford) and you wouldn’t be surprised that she has graced over 500 magazine covers. But for her, now more than ever, fame isn’t what’s important – she only accepts jobs that in one way or the other, benefit people of colour. Photo: 123rf ALSO READ: ZOE TAY JUST TURNED 50! PLUS, 9 OTHER AGE-DEFYING CELEBRITIES Bollywood actress, Katrina Kaif is known for her stunning good looks and incredible physique. She is also of English and Kashmiri-Indian descent, born in Hong Kong no less. Now she is one of the highest paid actresses in India, which is no surprise since she admitted in an interview with Bollywood Life that she always strives for perfection and pays close attention to what she knows – dance, songs, costumes and glamour. Photo: Instagram ALSO READ: CAN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD PHOTOS? Model, host and fashion designer, the multi-faceted Alexa is also of Asian descent. Her father is of Cantonese ancestry and her mother is English. Hence, her rather Asian last name. The 34-year-old began her journey to stardom when a model management team saw her at a comedy tent when she was 16. Since then she’s been on and off the runway, on screens and even became a published author. One thing she’ll always be? A fashion muse. Photo: Instagram This article was first published on Harper's Bazaar. Additional reporting by 'Alyaa Iman Imran. ALSO READ: NATHAN HARTONO'S BEATBOX CHALLENGE
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