One of our readers suggested Samantha Rex to us as someone to feature. Samantha is a singer, songwriter, model, and actress of Thai descent. Samantha maybe most known for her appearance in a commercial for Heineken last year called “The Date”. The commercial is the most popular video on Heineken’s YouTube channel by several million views.
In addition to the Heineken commercial, Samantha is also the vocalist/front woman for the band The Attic Ends. She also has appeared in a very hot photo shoot for Maxim Magazine, which you can watch the behind the scenes video of after the break.I was not familiar with Samantha before writing this article, so I am glad that one of our readers suggested her to us. If there is someone that you would like to see featured here on Asian-Sirens, please let us know by using the Contact Us form.
CEC reminded me a while back about Baby VOX, a Korean girl group that was scary famous with Chinese Americans (and presumably Koreans) across world. They retired in 2005 and they’ve been around so long that you can find a million things about them as a group if you are interested. Me, I like photos. So I’ve picked the sexier photos of the individual members of Baby Vox and placed them below.Lee Hee Jin
While Tina Guo may look like a model, she’s actually a talented musician that took up some amateur modeling in her spare time. She’s a well known base player, and dabbled in other instruments for everything from classical to heavy metal music. For those wondering, she does have photos sans clothing, but because of where I found the photos (a site I can’t link to and have trouble verifying) I haven’t posted them below. Sorry.Stats:
“Morning” was a unique foursome of very beautiful ladies who, in 2003, scored a hit single with a dynamic ballad entitled “I’ll Make You Happy,” off of their one and only album; Return to the Innocence. Above is the official music video for the song. Exemplifying the group’s uniqueness here is violinist Jang Min-kyung, whose solo adds an excellent embellishment to a part that would ordinarily feature a guitar or keyboard.
The other members of the group were Shim Seong-hee (Lead vocal), Kim Bu-yeon (Second vocal), and Baek Bo-ram (Rap, narration, and vocals). They couldn’t be considered a band since only Min-kyung played an instrument besides sang, but they definitely weren’t the typical K-pop female vocal group, either. Perhaps that’s why they didn’t seem to find their niche and disbanded after just the one album. Full article here.
American and British pop songs have been immensely popular in Korea for years, often being included in Korean movie soundtracks, with top Korean sirens covering them ….some with better results than others. Above is the late Lee Eun-joo’s sultry performance of the Corrs “Only When I Sleep,” at the Blue Dragon Film Awards in November, 2004. This song was on the soundtrack to her last film The Scarlet Letter. She also performed this song in the movie but as far as I know, this is the only live recording of her singing it.
Lee Hyori (first featured here) doing Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” during her solo spot at a 2000 FinKl concert. She definitely doesn’t have the vocal prowess of Christina, but she makes up for it in other areas.Baby VOX’s Shim Eun-jin covering Britney Spears’ cover of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” at the groups’ first concert in Seoul in 2002. The other four members were off stage, giving Eun-jin a solo spot for this one. Or perhaps they they just wanted to distance themselves from this number. To her credit, she was brave to attempt this song in English.
Yuni Kwak (also know by Korean fans as “Keyspiano”) doing a unique but good, version of the Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.”
Kim Ah-joong doing a version of Blondie’s “Maria” from the soundtrack to the Korean movie 200 Pounds Beauty [sic]. The Korean lyrics were not directly translated from the original, English lyrics to this song, but the music is the same. She doesn’t sing bad but she really can’t hold a candle to Deborah Harry.
Park Mi-kyung making it seem like she was the one who originally sang “Hot Stuff” rather than Donna Summer.
Khong Tu Quynh is a Vietnamese singer, and like a lot of singers, she dabbled in modeling. She’s also very young, and by all accounts (read: poorly translated Vietnamese), she’s aging in a way that should only improve her appearance in the future.Stats: