Arden Cho ‘I Was Beat For Being Asian’

arden-cho-asian-beating (95)Teen Wolf actress Arden Cho, 28, revealed to MOCHI: ‘There are days that I’m reading the script and I’m walking life as Kira, who is new to this school and awkward and dropping books and clumsy and just that girl.

It brings back haunting yet kind of fun memories of my high school experience. And it’s nice, because the difference is I’m actually accepted at Beacon Hills in the ‘Teen Wolf’ world. In high school I didn’t feel like I ever was.’

She was often the only non-white student in classrooms in Texas and Minnesota: ‘Here I was at 11, getting beat up for just being me. I was hospitalized twice when I was a kid. I was pushed off a bus. I had two teeth knocked out, a chipped tooth, [and] I still wear a wire.. my entire face was cut up. It was bad. It took me six months to completely recover.’

She was crowned Miss Korea Chicago 2004 while she was a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and met with agencies in Korea to become a model: ‘I didn’t fit the standard of beauty in Asia. They wanted me to get a lot of work done. Not just one or two things, I’m talking, like, 20… Nose, eyes, hairline, lips, cheeks, jawbone, neck, legs, everything.’

On Teen Wolf: ‘It’s really encouraging to hear it, because it’s always hard coming into a storyline that’s already loved. Even watching the show, I can’t help but love Allison and Scott. I was such a big fan of Scallison, and then to be the one who has to come in and not break it up, but be the new one—I was a little bit hesitant and scared about what the fan response would be.’

I’m single right now. I’m dating ‘Teen Wolf,’ that’s for sure.’ She didn’t seriously date in high school or college and was notorious for being friend-zoned. Is this pretty much the high school experience she always wanted? ‘Kind of. I guess I can say, in a guilty way, I’m totally reliving [high school] in the way that I always hoped it would be.’

  • Zaina777

    Who beats someone because of their race? What the fuck?

    Arden is beautiful by the way.

    • threelittlebirds

      most likely racist pricks. but to do it to a little girl is just plain cruel.

      • anonymous

        this kind of stuff happens to children who are ‘white’ too. like if they’re wearing glasses, or have a different color hair, etc. also doing it to anyone, not just little girls is cruel.

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  • anon

    She is beautiful

  • Oh

    That’s messed up but she pretty

  • Cici

    That’s crazy. She’s gorgeous.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    She’s so cute! And her character on Teen Wolf is a total badass

  • laura

    Wow she is so beautiful! :o Can’t wait to finally see her in one of the episodes (I didn’t even finish season one yet..)

  • threelittlebirds

    well the bullies are having the last laugh. she’s on a popular tv show, and what are they doing with their lives?

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    So sad, this kind of thing happened in Australia alot when I lived there

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    That’s messed up, I don’t understand why some people find it necessary to hurt someone for who they are. How does that make sense to them? She’s gorgeous and at the end of it all she’s above them.

    And wtf is even standard beauty? The inhabitants of this world can be quite shitty.

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