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See All Our Favorite Celebrity 'Blasians' In Honor Of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

See All Our Favorite Celebrity 'Blasians' In Honor Of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Karrueche Tran, Chanel Iman, Tiger Woods and more!

PUBLISHED ON : MAY 10, 2019 / 03:21 PM

In case you didn’t know, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

According to, the month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

While we appreciate all of the contributions Asian Pacific Islanders have made to the country, we had to give a special shout out to our brothers and sisters that are representing for both Asian and Black cultures.

See our favorite celebrity Blasians below:

  1. Karrueche Tran

    Raised in California, Claws actress Karrueche Tran's mother is Vietnamese while her father is Jamaican. 

  2. Jhené Aiko

    Born in Ladera Heights, California, Jhené Aiko mother's is of Spanish, Dominican and Japanese descent while her father is of Native American, African-American, German and Jewish descent. 

  3. Apryl Jones

    Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood reality star Apryl Jones' mother is Chinese, Taiwanese and Mongolian while her father is African-American.

  4. Michael Yo

    Stand-up comedian Michael Yo once revealed that by being half-Black and half-Asian, he has "a uniquely relatable and American experience in life."

  5. Ne-Yo

    Born in Camden, Arkansas, singer Ne-Yo's father is of African-American and Chinese descent while his mother is African-American.

  6. Tiger Woods
    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States walks the sixth hole during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

    Legendary golfer Tiger Woods' father is African-American while his mother was born in Thailand and is of mixed Thai, Chinese and Dutch ancestry.

    Born in Cypress, California, Tiger shared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show that he chooses to refer to himself at "Cablinasian" instead of African-American. The term is the blend of Caucasian, Black, Indian and Asian.

  7. Tyson Beckford
    attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party on November 8, 2018 in New York City.
    (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    Supermodel Tyson Beckford was born in Rochester, New York, to a Chinese-Jamaican mother and an Afro-Jamaican father of Panamanian descent.

  8. Kimora Lee Simmons

    Born in St. Louis, supermodel Kimora Lee Simmons is the daughter of a Japanese mother and an African-American father. 

  9. Chanel Iman

    Model Iman's mother is half African-American and half Korean while her father is African-American.

  10. Cassie

    "Me & U" singer Cassie was born in New London, Connecticut, to a Filipino father and a mother of Mexican, African-American and West Indian descent.

  11. Ayesha Curry

    Celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Ayesha Curry is the daughter of a mother with Afro-Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent and a father of mixed African-American and Polish descent. 

  12. Amerie

    "1 Thing" singer Amerie is a child of a South Korean mother and an African-American father.

  13. Kelis

    Born and raised in Harlem, Kelis' father is African-American while her mother is Chinese-Puerto Rican.

  14. Foxy Brown
    <<attends>> BET's Rip the Runway 2011 at The Manhattan Center on February 26, 2011 in New York City.
    (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    Born Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand, it's not clear which parent holds the Asian ancestry, but the New York rapper is of Afro-Trinidadian and Chinese-Trinidadian descent. 

  15. Sharon Leal

    Sharon Leal was born in Tuscon, Arizona, to a mother who is Filipino and a father who is American-American.

  16. Tyga

    Compton born rapper Tyga has a Vietnamese mother and a Jamaican father. 

  17. Naomi Osaka
    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 8: Naomi Osaka of Japan answers to the media following her victory on day 5 of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 8, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

    The tennis champ was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father.

Written by Tweety Elitou

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