Playboy's Asian Beauties
It's about time that Playboy came out with an Asian Special Edition. It's not an
outstanding issue but definitely a must have for 'die-hard' Asian fans!
For some insight into why so many guys are crazy about Asian women, Playboy
gave Sung Hi a call at her home in West Hollywood to get the sexy scoop. "Oh
that's an easy question to answer. Anything Asian is hot now. There is a lot
more exposure for Asian women, and because of that there is much more general
acceptance. Men don't think of Asian women primarily as exotic, they just
think of us as beautiful, period. We've always been pretty and really sexy, and
now a lot more people are recognizing that."
Asian Beauties is jammed with what Playboy like to think of the best of the East -
models who are either Asian or whose family roots are in Asia. And since Asia is
such a huge and varied region, the girls inside the issue come from many
countries and have many different backgrounds.
Sung Hi Lee
Covergirl Sung Hi Lee (South Korea; Photography: Kim Mizuno) has been on many
Special Editions covers and has been one of Playboy's most popular models since
1993. Inside you will find Sung Hi stretching out her slim body into a number of
different positions in nine white-draped pics. More info on Sung Hi at
The Official Sung Hi Lee Website or at
Sung Hi Lee Revealed.
Natasha Yi (South Korea; Photography: Kim Mizuno & Andrew Goldman) has been a sexy
Special Editions staple for the past three years. Playboy calls her a cross between
Hillary Clinton and Pamela Anderson - beauty and brains. What more can you ask for?
More info on Natasha can be found at her official website.
The magazine also features a section with focuses on many of the amazing Asian women
who have been crowned Playmates, including Miss August 1864 China Lee, the first
ever Asian Playmate,
Miss April 1967 Gwen Wong,
Miss April 1976 Denise Michele,
Miss June 1982, Lourdes Estores,
Miss May 1988 Diana Lee,
Miss November 1988 Pia Reyes,
Miss February 1991 Cristy Thom,
Miss June 1992 Angela Melini,
Miss September 1992 Morena Corwin,
Miss February 1995 Lisa Marie Scott and
Miss May 1997 Lynn Thomas.
There are a few known models featured in the issue we have seen in previous Special Editions or
somewhere else. Most interesting is definitely Francine Dee with her Playboy debut wherein
she shows it all as she showers up outside. Other outsiders: Angela Alanis (aka Angel Veil),
Tina Le, Taynia Rivers, Thai Anh, Madison Clark, Judie Krant, Tenniel Gacayan, and Genevieve Michelle.
There is an interesting new generation of Asian models at the moment. Some of them we
definitely will see in upcomming Special Editions, some of them will disappear with the
same speed they stepped into the bizz. Amongst them:
Amy Lee Chen (Taiwan),
Jeannie Perry (Thailand),
Laila Valliappan (Indonesia),
Jamelah Asmar (India),
Terry Califf (?),
Penny Phang (China/Malaysia),
Elizabeth Corpuz (?),
Remy Remy (Phillipines),
Kristine Enrile (Phillipines), and
Cheryl Stell (?)
Definitely my top 5 of new Asian models are
San San (Vietnam)
Susie Lee (Thailand),
Kichi Paterno (?),
Christy Kim (Korea), and
Lorabel Rey (Korea).
Surprisingly some favorite Asian models like
Playmate of the Year 2000 Jodi Ann Paterson,
Import Models Sasha Singleton,
Kaila Yu, and
Linda O'Neil are not featured in the issue. Perhaps Playboy will keep them for the
next Asian Beauties!
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