Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans – Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 24, 2018

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Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May has certainly charged right on to June, but I can’t let it pass by without wishing everyone a happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Wow, that is a mouthful to say but I’m excited nonetheless. I’m all about the celebrations!

Last year I marked this special month with 4 fun facts about Filipino culture. I was excited to learn that ⅕ of Filipino Americans identity as multiracial.

Over the years I have come to realize that I’m not alone in my experience of mixed backgrounds and cultures, and that my identity is something to celebrate. :D

I also felt inspired that Filipinos make up one of the largest Asian groups in the U.S. Yeah, pinoy pride! Filipinos are everywhere, and sometimes we may not even realize it. I mean, did you know that Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) is Filipino?

This year, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (that is still a really long name), I’d like to highlight a couple fun quotes from Filipino American celebrities.

 

Lea Salonga

 

Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans - Lea Salonga

 

“Don’t expect a pat on the back for merely doing your job, but know that you’ll get one for doing it exceptionally well.”

– Lea Salonga, Actress and Singer

Lea Salonga has been my idol since a young girl. She was the voice of many Disney princesses including jasmine and Mulan.

 

Bruno Mars

 

Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans - Bruno Mars

“…success is having fun.”

– Bruno mars, Singer/Songwriter

Filipinos love Bruno Mars. LOVE HIM.

 

Darren Criss

 

Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans - Darren Criss

“I’m ambitious in the sense that I raise the bar high for myself.”

– Darren Criss, Actor and Singer

Best known for his role on GLEE, I had no idea this guy was Filipino until I read an interview of his. 

 

Jo Koy

 

Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans - Jo Koy

“That’s one thing I pride myself on, that I’m Asian. All I really know is my Asian heritage.”
– Jo Koy, Comedian

 

apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo)

 

apl.de.ap

“I love our [Filipino culture], and you know I wanna share that all over the world.”
– Apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo), Musician, Rapper, Singer

 


Yup, you all know this guy from the band, Black Eyed Peas.

 

Did you know these celebrities were Filipino? 

There are a lot of famous Filipino Americans in our midst and many people don’t even know they are Filipino (including me). I guess having a variety of ethnic backgrounds makes us mix-mix folk pretty unique…and mysterious.

Who are your favorite Filipino American celebrities? Share your thoughts below.

 

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