It was only a matter of time before Blasians (Black and Asian descent) would start to grow more in popularity and steal hearts around the world.
Throughout the years, we have seen Blasian celebrity men reign supreme in their own respect. Model Tyson Beckford (Afro-Jamaican/Chinese descent) has posed in front of cameras and walked runways around the world. We have seen pro-golf player Tiger Woods (African American/Caucasian/Native American/Chinese), take home numerous awards and heard Grammy-nominated singer Ne-yo’s (African-American/Chinese descent) soulful voice. However this time, we are putting the spotlight on all of the beautiful celebrity women who you may or may not know were Blasian. More than just pretty faces, these 10 beautiful Blasians have set bars and made names for themselves in different industries–including music, fashion and acting.
From rocking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, to musically swooning fans, to starring in box office hits, it is no wonder why these 10 beautifully remarkable women made the list. Read more to find out why these celebrities, who just so happen to have the best of both worlds, are amazing.
10. Naomi Campbell (Jamaican/Chinese descent)
To kick off the list is Jane of all trades: Miss Naomi Campbell. Naomi has gracefully blessed runways, centerfolds, and films throughout her almost three-decade long career. Born in England to a Jamaican-Chinese descent mother, it would not be long before Naomi would captivate the world with her beauty. Naomi made her first appearance nationally when she was featured in Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love” music video. Later on, she went to attend the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts in London. She landed her first magazine cover at age 16, when she appeared on the front page of British Elle. Her career took off internationally when she walked catwalks for prestigious designers such as Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa and Isaac Mizrahi. Ms. Campbell has made appearances on television shows such as The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Ugly Betty –just to name a few. It is not mistaken why this hard-working woman made the list.
9. Kimora Lee Simmons (Japanese/Korean/African-American)
We all recognized Kimora Lee Simmons as Hip-Hop’s sweetheart when she married Def Jam and Phat Farm mogul, Russell Simmons. Kimora was born to an African-American father and Japanese/Korean mother in St. Louis, Missouri. Although Kimora was teased by her peers because of her 5’10 height, this would only be the vessel to her modeling career. Kimora landed a modeling contract with Chanel at age 14 (take that, bullies). In 1999, the model revolutionized Phat Farm by launching her own line, Baby Phat. It is safe to say that Kimora has enchanted millions with her fierce attitude and business mindset. Currently, Kimora has four children and is President of JustFab, a personalized-styling company ranging from shoes to bags.
8. La’Shontae Heckard (Korean/African-American)
Born in Seoul, South Korea, La’Shontae Heckard, best known as Tae, comes in at number 8 on our list. This Korean and African-American beauty enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserves straight out of high school and served four years before venturing out into acting and modeling. Tae Heckard has been featured in several music videos, such as rapper 50 Cent‘s “Candy Shop” and singer Ne-yo’s “Do You”. She appeared on the big screen in 2006 when she starred in blockbuster ATL, alongside actor/rapper T.I. She is expecting a baby boy this year with ex bf Brandon Jennings.
7. Kelis (Puerto-Rican, Chinese, African-American)
It was more than just her 2003 hit single “Milkshake” that brought all the boys to the yard. Kelis Mora was born to Puerto-Rican and Chinese mother and African-American dad in Harlem, New York City. From a young age, Kelis began singing and playing instruments. Later on, she captivated the attention of The Neptunes which landed her a deal with Virgin Records, in 1999. Kelis has released hit singles such as “Milkshake”, “Bossy” and “Caught Out There”. Given her acclaim, it is no wonder why ex-husband and rapper Nasir Jones tattooed this gorgeous gal on his arm. Although she has taken a break from music, you can catch Kelis on Instagram serving up some tasty dishes!
6. Sharon Leal (Filipino/African-American)
Coming in at number 6 on our list, Ms. Sharon Leal was born in Tucson, Arizona, to a Filipino mother and African-American father. She broke through the acting industry when she first starred as Dahlia Crede in the CBS serial Guiding Light. Soon after, she joined major Broadway productions such as Rent and Bright Lights, Big City. Perhaps her biggest acclaim was when she was cast in the adaptation of Dreamgirls the musical. The film starred Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx. She continued her big-screen appearances in This Christmas and Why Did I Get Married. Sharon has recently starred in the film Addicted–which was based off one of author Zane’s best selling books.
5. Cassie (Filipino/African-Mexican)
When her 2006 hit single “Me & U” dropped, Casandra Ventura had fans around the world wishing to fill the spot of “U”. Cassie was born in New London, Connecticut, to a Filipino father and an African-Mexican mother. She began modeling at age 14 and has appeared in print ads for Seventeen Magazine and Delia’s catalogs. She entered the music industry with the help of music producer Ryan Leslie. She has released her first self-titled album Cassie, in 2006, and recently released her first mixtape RockaByeBaby. Given her pretty smile and sensual voice, it was only a matter of time before multi-millionaire and music pioneer Diddy would begin to date her.
4. Karrecuhe Tran (Vietnamese/Jamaican)
This Vietnamese and Jamaican cutie-pie had Chris Brown fans buzzing worldwide when the pair began dating back in 2010. Although the Los Angeles native is mostly recognized as Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Karreuche has a few projects up her sleeve. Her upcoming film, 3 Headed Shark Attack and appearance in web series The Bay The Series, is set to take off this year. Even though she is arguably one of the most picked-on socialites on blog sites, Karruche knew it was time to put her foot down when word spread Chris Brown was having a baby by another woman. You go, girl!
3. Ameriie (Korean/African-American)
We certainly fell in love when Amerie— now professionally known as Ameriie–hit the music scene with her 2002 debut single, “Why Don’t We Fall In Love”. Born to a Korean mother and African-American father, Amerie enrolled in Georgetown University and graduated with a BA degree in English and a Fine Arts minor in design. The R&B songstress began her music gig by performing a song for music producer Rich Harrison. Throughout her musical career, Ameriie has released hit singles such as “Talking To Me”, “Touch”, and “1 Thing”. As of today, Ameriie is still working on her music and is expected to release an upcoming album.
2. Chanel Iman (Korean/African-American)
Victoria’s Secret’s very own angel, Chanel Iman, was born in Atlanta, GA. Her mother is of half Korean and half African American descent and her father is African American. Iman has made a name for herself in the model industry by appearing in publications such as Teen Vogue, Allure and Vanity Fair. Not only is she just a knockout, but off the runway Chanel Iman is involved with several charities including The HerShe Group Foundation, USAID, and Ad Council’s FWD campaign. You can catch this ‘angel’ in her latest film Dope, which is in theaters now.
1. Jhené Aiko (Japanese/African-American)
Before her infamous ‘groceries’ line, this Japanese and African-American beau first stepped on the scene in 2002, with B2K as ‘Lil Fiz’s cousin’. After the Los Angeles native made appearances in B2K’s music video, Jhené Aiko ventured off and began recording her own music. Her 2011 debut mixtape, Sailing Soul(s) garnered attention and had fans falling in love with her angelic voice. Jhené has since released two more mixtapes and appeared on hit singles such as Big Sean‘s “Beware” and Omarion‘s “Post to Be”. She has one daughter and was recently nominated for several BET, Soul Train, and Grammy Awards. She recently was on tour with Drake for his Would You Like a Tour? tour and currently J.Cole‘s Forest Hills Drive tour.