Toddler Goes Viral on Instagram After Mom Dresses Her Up as Peik Lin From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

A mother who enjoyed Awkwafina’s Peik Lin from “Crazy Rich Asians” dressed up her little girl as the character and received a thumbs-up from the star herself.

In an Instagram post, Mary Grace Pingoy, a photographer from Indiana, declared that Peik Lin, the hilarious sidekick to Constance Wu’s Rachel Chu, was her favorite character.

Apparently, that adoration extended to one-year-old Liliana, who managed to get through a series of wonderful impression shots.

Image via Mary Grace Pingoy / Warner Bros.
Image via Warner Bros. / Mary Grace Pingoy
Image via Mary Grace Pingoy / Warner Bros.
Image via Warner Bros. / Mary Grace Pingoy

Liliana’s brother, Jonah, also made an appearance as Ken Jeong’s Wye Mun — Peik Lin’s equally-comical dad.

Image via Warner Bros. / Mary Grace Pingoy
Image via Warner Bros. / Mary Grace Pingoy

It did not take long before Awkwafina took notice of her mini-me and replied, “Omg I am crying rn.”

Pingoy, a Filipino-American, praised the most successful rom-com film in nearly a decade for its positive representation.

“So proud of this movie and what it means to celebrate the beauty of Asians around the world and can’t really explain how amazing it feels to be represented in a positive and non-stereotypical way on the big screen.

“Had all the feels watching it, Thank you @jonmchu for making this movie. Hope you enjoy this cuteness!”
“So proud of this movie and what it means to celebrate the beauty of Asians around the world and can’t really explain how amazing it feels to be represented in a positive and non-stereotypical way on the big screen.

“Had all the feels watching it, Thank you @jonmchu for making this movie. Hope you enjoy this cuteness!”

 

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Liliana back at it again, this time as Peik Lin played by the hilarious @awkwafina from @crazyrichasians. 😂😂😂 She was definitely my favorite character in the movie. Lily enjoyed a speculoos sandwich (her fave!) and a popsicle while I took these quick shots of her and what we ended up getting cracks me up. Handmade necklace made by @christinaypay! Special appearance by Jonah as her dad @kenjeong (you know Jonah enjoyed it because he LOVES fixing his hair) 😂. So proud of this movie and what it means to celebrate the beauty of Asians around the world and can’t really explain how amazing it feels to be represented in a positive and non-stereotypical way on the big screen. Had all the feels watching it, Thank you @jonmchu for making this movie. Hope you enjoy this cuteness! PS. Help me tag @awkwafina in the comments so we can hopefully make sure she sees it! #crazyrichasians #awkwafina #jonchu #jonmchu #kenjeong #peiklin #peiklingoh #asianellen #CompletelyRivetedAsians #completleyrivetedasians

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While Liliana’s too young to see the movie, she certainly enjoyed her photoshoot — as she did with Wonder Woman last year.

Keep rocking, Lily!

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