Soyon An, the Korean American costume designer who won her first Emmy at only 27 years old, opened up about her journey to creative success and how her parents were originally disappointed with her career path.
An impressive portfolio: As a three-time Emmy Award-winning costume designer and celebrity stylist, An’s works appeared on a number of stars and in hit shows.
Chinese Paralympian Zhou Xia, who had to overcome muscular atrophy as a result of a car accident, broke the world record in the women’s 100-meter race at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Breaking the record: Zhou Xia, 22, took back the world record title with a time of 13 seconds as she took home the gold in the women’s 100 meters T35 race on Aug. 27, according to the state-run People’s Daily Online.
Shanghai woman to donate $1.5 million apartment to the government after getting inspired by Chow Yun-fat
A Shanghai woman and her daughter were inspired by beloved Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat’s decision to donate his entire fortune to charity.
Donating their apartment: The daughter, surnamed Ye, convinced her mother to donate their $1.5 million apartment to the government upon their deaths, according to South China Morning Post.
Miyuki Yamada broke Japan’s record as the youngest ever Paralympic medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Making a splash: Yamada is the youngest athlete on Japan’s Paralympic team, at 14 years old, and won Japan its first medal of the competition this year, reported Time Out Tokyo.
Swimming star Yip Pin Xiu becomes first Singaporean to win four Paralympic gold medals, praised by Prime Minister on Facebook
Singaporean swimmer Yip Pin Xiu is the first Southeast Asian athlete to take home the gold at the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, upping her total gold medal count to four.
Golden win: Yip, 29, won gold in the women’s 100-meter backstroke S2 competition with a time of 2:14:46 on Aug. 25, according to Channel News Asia.
‘Best setter’ in sitting volleyball opens up about leaving behind her son as she aims for the gold in Tokyo
Sitting volleyball star Kaleo Kanahele Maclay opened up about what it’s like to leave her 3-year-old son at home while she aims for the gold in Tokyo.
Aiming for the gold: Maclay, 25, said that she was “really excited” to bring her son to the Paralympic Games, but is no longer able to due to the new attendance rules because of the pandemic, reported Us Weekly.
Japanese American wheelchair rugby player makes history by being part of the first duo to lead the Tokyo Paralympics
Wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki made history alongside paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell as the first duo to lead the Paralympics.
Making history: Aoki, 30, and Stockwell, 41, were voted to be the flag bearers at the opening ceremony by their teammates, according to NBC Olympics.
‘We should be proud and unapologetic’: ‘Shang-Chi’ stars celebrate film’s impact on the AAPI community
The stars of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” discussed the lack of AAPI representation in Hollywood, celebrating AAPI culture and why this film is important in our community in an exclusive interview with NextShark.
“Celebrating Asian-ness”: Actors Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang and director Destin Daniel Cretton came together to create an anticipated hit movie that is a “celebration of who we are,” said Cretton in the interview.
Simu Liu confessed in an exclusive interview that he didn’t stick to the “Marvel diet” during filming and that the food was better while working with an all-Asian cast.
The “Marvel diet”: Liu began training to get the “Marvel body” from the moment he was cast and spent six months practicing martial arts. He also did strength and conditioning workouts in order to be in good enough physical shape to survive the “grueling” ten months of shooting.
In an exclusive interview, Meng’er Zhang, the Chinese actor who plays Shang-Chi’s sister Xialiang, shared that she didn’t know she was auditioning for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and ended up punching Simu Liu in the face on set.
Landing the role: Zhang told NextShark she wasn’t aware she was auditioning for a Marvel movie. She sent her self-tapes after seeing the audition call in a group chat.
Dice Yoshimoto named Knicks Summer League head coach, second Asian American head coach in NBA history
Dice Yoshimoto makes history as the second Asian American to be named head coach in the NBA.
NBA history: Yoshimoto, 40, was selected as the Knicks’ Summer League head coach last weekend, according to The New York Post.
A Japanese Serbian woman, who helped a Jamaican Olympic hurdler get a taxi after he was at risk of missing his race, is being rewarded with a free trip to Jamaica.
The good deed: Hansle Parchment, 31, posted an Instagram video on Aug. 7 thanking Olympic volunteer Trijana Stojkovic for helping him make the finals.