Meet Awkwafina, the fabulous rapper-actress in this summer’s hit romantic comedy-drama Crazy Rich Asians (2018) that you wish were your best friend.
Awkwafina plays the role of Goh Peik-lin, a friend of one of the film’s main characters, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) – a young Asian-American woman who is surprised to discover her boyfriend’s family is one of Singapore’s richest families.
1. Awkwafina began rapping when she was 13
In 2012, she gained notoriety for responding to Mickey Avalon’s song My D**k by releasing her own version called My V*g, which got her fired from her job as a publicist.
2. She was great as Constance in ‘Ocean’s 8’
She played the role of Constance, a pickpocket and street hustler, which means she played an integral role in the Ocean’s 8 heist.
3. Her real name is Nora Lum
You didn’t think her parents named her Awkwafina, did you?
4. She has written a book
Wow... Just received the first copy of my book, which will be released in April! I busted my ass writing this last year and I'm so proud i can finally touch it and rub it on places! Pre-orders avail here in the meantime! http://www.amazon.com/Awkwafinas-NYC-Nora-Lum/dp/0804185360
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Her book, Awkwafina’s NYC, educates inept travellers about the ins and outs of New York City.
5. She has impeccable style
Thank you @refinery29 @Refinery29 @R29Style @awkwafina #R29Verified Photographed by @kathylo15 Styled by @doriasantlofer Hair by @josueperezhair Makeup by @itsmatin Nails by @nailcouturekk R29 Written by @annecohen IG Design by @elliotsalazar Main Design by @tristanoffit Senior Photo Editor @marysnow Talent Director @juneyspix Fashion News Director @erinecunningham Associate Photo Editor @erinyamagata Associate Stylist @himichelleli
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You may already know this, but Awkwafina looks fabulous all day, everyday.