No matter what their background is, everyone has struggled with beauty standards. But when it comes to Asian-Americans there are two standards at play: Asian standards and American standards. Take a look at stars like Priyanka Chopra, Constance Wu and Olivia Munn who have spoken out against both Asian and American beauty standards, and got candid about the pressure to meet both. Asian-Americans are often stuck between two worlds: their Asian side and their American side, and beauty standards are one example of how these identities often struggle to coincide.
It’s Hard to Believe These 30 Celebs Have Asian Genes
Urban Dictionary: Half Asian
Top definition. Half Asian unknown. One of the most amazing races to ever grace this planet. Scientifically proven to live longer, and most are very successful. Take any area: the best in the class will always include a few Half Asians. Check out any list where people rank some of the most beautiful people in the world- I guarantee you'll find more than a few Half Asians.
Growing up as hapa — meaning "mixed race" in Hawaii and half-Asian, half-white in my circles — comes with its own set of problems. I'm not just talking about when I had to check "other" under the race box during standardized tests: I'm talking about beauty problems. There are many misconceptions when it comes to being hapa, and I'm here to set the record straight. A little background: my father is Chinese, and my mother is Irish, and I've found it difficult to find the balance between being too white and too Asian.
The world is a fun place. Genes are mixed, and from one generation to another, the pureness of the blood becomes less pure. For example, many celebrities in Hollywood actually have Asian blood running through their veins. Eddie might have a Dutch last name, but that is thanks to his father. His mother, on the other hand, was from Indonesia.