Crystal Kung Minkoff ‘Honored’ to Be First Asian American on ‘RHOBH,’ Addresses Racial Issues

Crystal Kung Minkoff says she is “honored” to be the first Asian American on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and speaks out on racial issues during filming. 

About the role: Minkoff takes her role as the first Asian American seriously and sees it as a “huge honor,” according to People

  • Minkoff states she feels a “huge responsibility” in representing “not only Chinese Americans, but all AAPI.” 
  • She says it is a “collective problem with the uprise of anti-Asian hate.” 
  • In her interview with People, she claims that tackling racial issues was a “learning experience for all,” because everyone comes from different backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • “We have to move the needle,” she says. “And the more conversations there are, the more understanding.” 

About the show: Minkoff is the co-founder of the coconut-based food and beverage company Real Coco and is married to Rob Minkoff with two children.

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  • The newest housewife claims she was “nervous” to join but was “welcomed with open arms,” reported E!
  • She tells E! that she wouldn’t reveal any details about the show or her argument with fellow castmate Sutton Stracke, but calls viewers to watch it because it’s “part of the rollercoaster.”
  • Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere on May 19 at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo. 

Featured Image via crystalkungminkoff (left, right)

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