Lisa Chan, the Actress in Pete Hoekstra's Racist Campaign Ad

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 Ever since Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra's racist campaign ad and its awful accompanying website assaulted the masses, one of the nagging questions has been about the Asian actress, aka "yellowgirl," who participated in shooting this godawful commercial. Who the heck is she?

The actress in question is named Lisa Chan. She's 21, from the Bay Area, graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in sociology, founded a nonprofit organization for at-risk youth, and recently competed as the reigning Miss Napa Valley in the 2012 Miss California USA pageant.

She's also a part-time model/actress who just added an extremely unfortunate credit to her resume.

The details about her identity are out there, slowly trickling in.

Read more here.

 

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Anonymous

Posted Feb 15 2012

We all make mistakes... admitting them is hard. I
cannot throw the first stone.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 15 2012

We all make mistakes... admitting them is hard. I
cannot throw the first stone.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 15 2012

We all make mistakes... admitting them is hard. I
cannot throw the first stone.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 15 2012

We all make mistakes... admitting them is hard. I
cannot throw the first stone.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 16 2012

I don't think she did anything wrong.

She played the role of a Chinese national, and instead of speaking Mandarin with English subtitles she spoke English as a second language with some typical grammar errors.

So what?

Anonymous

Posted Feb 17 2012

Questions for Anonymous:

Do we all make mistakes? And is admitting them hard?

Anonymous

Posted Feb 17 2012

Questions for Anonymous:

Do we all make mistakes? And is admitting them hard? Also, are you able to throw throw the first stone?

Anonymous

Posted Feb 23 2012

I agree. We all make mistakes. We forgive you Lisa.

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