Bew Jirajariyawetch, a 23-year-old aspiring model from Thailand, was brutally attacked while waiting for a subway on the 34th Street Herald Square subway platform on Nov. 22.
A random attack: Jirajariyawetch said she is “lucky to be alive” in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail about the attack.
Amid all the gruesome and disturbing yet brilliantly made scenes in the global hit K-drama “Squid Game” shines one breakout star that fans just can’t seem to get over. Playing the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok in her first-ever acting gig, Jung Ho-yeon has risen to international fame as the series tops Netflix’s most-watched list around the world.
Before the series premiered on Sept. 17, the 27-year-old had already made a name for herself in the modeling industry. She began her career in 2013 as a participant in another cutthroat, yet far less deadly competition, “Korea’s Next Top Model,” where she finished in second place. Soon after, she made appearances at Seoul Fashion Week before working her way up to the international scene.
Model and singer-songwriter Yumi Nu made history by becoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s first “Asian curve” model.
History in the making: Nu, who is of Japanese and Dutch descent, broke the news in an Instagram post on March 18, announcing her cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2021 Rookie of the Year, according to Today.
The 35-year-old model and dancer from Tokyo has not had a haircut for more than 15 years, according to Newsflare.
In a touching commemoration of South Korea’s Teachers’ Day, Korean Nigerian model Han Hyun-min visited his third grade teacher to express gratitude for the support she had given him.
Han, 20, has been modeling in South Korea for five years. He attributes part of his success to Teacher Lee Young-hee, whom his mother describes as his “lifesaver.”
A U.K. model has come under fire for posting insensitive and racist messages towards Asians on Instagram amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
In her now-deleted Instagram stories, Chantelle Foreman used a racial slur and blamed Chinese people for the virus, according to We Are Resonate.
A Japanese model divorced her husband, a real estate company manager, after being married for three months and he said that he does not have any money left to give her.
Kato Sari announced the divorce on YouTube, according to Line Today via World of Buzz. Her relationship with her ex-husband started in May 2019 before they tied the knot in September of the same year.
Yuka Kuramochi, a Japanese gravure swimsuit model, has officially tied the knot with professional gamer boyfriend Keita “Fuudo” Ai, a member of esports organization Cygames Beast.
A South Korean student became a legitimate contender for “the world’s sexiest man” after dominating at the 2019 Mister Global pageant on Thursday.
Kim Jongwoo, 23, bested 37 other contestants to win the title of Mister Global in the annual pageant.
A popular model in Pakistan has defended herself after coming under fire for wearing blackface in an advertisement for a local salon.
This year’s Miss Korea pageant has chosen its winner: 20-year-old Kim Sae-yeon.
Kim, who is from the United States, was crowned as the winner of Miss Korea 2019 that was held at the Grand Peace Hall in Kyung Hee University, on Thursday July 11, according to Korea Times.
South Korea has found an unlikely fashion star in 77-year-old (Korean age) Choi Soon-Hwa, the oldest professional model in the country.
As a former care worker who was used to working 20 hours a day in a hospital, Choi shared how her current job is “a miracle.”