14 August 2006

half and half

What's up with all these hot half Filipinas invading showbusiness? Oh I'm not complaining, just exclaiming!

Born to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian-Russian mother, Nicole Kea aka Nicole Scherzinger first got a taste of the limelight after winning a spot as one of the members of Eden's Crush, the end product of the WB network's Popstars back in 2001. The 28-year-old is now the lead singer of the burlesque pop group The Pussycat Dolls and has a solo album in the works. The Dolls' organizers were recently fined for being too frisky. It seems like the Malaysian government never had any idea what they wear, do, or sing about.

Popularly known as Nick Lachey's current squeeze, Vanessa Minnillo can attribute her features to an Irish-Italian dad and a Filipina mom. Born in Clark Air Base in the Philippines, she went on to win the crown at the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant. Now at 25, she is a host for TRL and a reporter for Entertainment Tonight.

If you subscribe to the Delia's catalog, know the summer smash song "Me & U", or keep track of Abercrombie and Fitch ad campaigns, then you probably know 19-year-old Cassie Ventura. Cassie's father is Filipino and her mother is Mexican and West Indian. Signed with Diddy's Bad Boy Records, expect great things to come from this budding R&B star! Sadly, I think she's primarily marketed as a light-skinned African-American, but that's just me.

Go Pinays!

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