Int’l TV Star and Model, Celeste Thorson

24 11 2008

celestethorson_avatarCeleste Thorson is an Ameriasian Film and TV Actress that is more than just a Hollywood Hottie, she’s also an environmental and human rights activist. She’s worked with organizations like Save the Children and Sierra Club and continues raising support for her favorite causes. As the star of Destination X Hawaii she fearlessly takes on sky diving, shark diving, and scuba diving. This year she traveled to Korea representing the USA for the Asia Model Festival Awards. She won the Asia Star award alongside Super Junior, Iza Calzado, Park Min Young, Han Ye Seul and Joo Ji hoon.

Whether it’s donating time to your favorite cause, clothing to your local shelters, toys for tots, food for the homeless or money to charities making amazing progress, please do your part however big or small so we can help ease the suffering of others. Lend a hand for the holidays.

With season two of Destination X California coming out next year she is certainly a star on the rise.

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Teen idol, All-American Scholar, actress, model, singer, Tae Kwon Do black belt, Brenda Song

3 09 2008

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Brenda Song become an international teen idol in 2006 after she starred in Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior–one of Disney Channel’s top rated original movies with 5.7+ million viewers on premiere night.

Others may know her as London Tipton, the spoiled hotel heiress on the T.V. show “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”–a show that received the highest rates for any Disney production.

Brenda, a California-native, has a Hmong dada and a Thai American mother (adopted by a Hmong family). Her paternal grandparents were part of the Xiong clan.

Brenda holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade. She also earned a high school diploma at the age  of 16. She won an Asian Excellence Award nomination for “Outstanding Newcomer” and three wins at the Young Hollywood Awards.

Brenda Song was named by TV Guide as on “The 13 Hottest Young Stars To Watch.” She ranked ninth in Netscape’s “Top 10 Pretty Petites in Entertainment” and CosmoGIRL! and Popstar! Magazine named her “Queen of Disney.” named her “Actress of the Year.” Despite her success, Brenda remains grounded, according to Time, Brenda is one of three Disney starlets who have not been involved in the Hollywood party girl scene (along with Hilary Duff and Raven-Symoné).

“Besides Hollywood grand-openings and award shows, I try to stay away from the parties. It’s so easy to be swept away from that whole scene because it’s expected of you. I’ve never drank or smoked in my entire life.

Brenda is currently in a Disney series called “Pass the Plate,” which is a multicultural series produced in 10 countries. It aims to inspire kids and tweens to lead a healthier lifestyle by sharing cultural and historical facts about food and cooking.


Actress, model, neighborhood street fighter, Kelly Hu

19 08 2008

Kelly Hu used to sing improvised songs on her neighbor’s porch about going to the market and other daily chores. She was 2 at the time. After being the first Asian to win the Miss Teen USA pageant in Miami Beach and graduating from high school, Kelly used her pageant money and a new Mazda RX-7 to moved to Los Angeles. Her Mazda was stolen a month later but Kelly was on her way to stardom.

Did Kelly wait for the calls to come?

Heck no!

Her first order of business was putting a full-page ad in Variety to announce her arrival in Hollywood. (Can someone post that ad if they find it?) That call generated twenty calls the day it ran and Kelly soon landed the popular commercial role for Philadelphia Cream Cheese. At one point, she couldn’t walk down the street without someone yelling,

“Hey, Pheel-a-DEL-phia!”

Back in the states, Kelly started playing roles on television shows such as Growing Pains, Night Court, and 21 Jump Street.

Fun facts?

Kelly’s brother Glenn, who attended martial arts classes, taught Kelly how to fight…and then set up fights with neighborhood boys to take bets.

Kelly was also the first Asian American to be featured on the cover of Maxim Magazine. At the time of publication, Kelly’s cover was the biggest selling issue in their history.