Motivational Posters

Sunghi Lee

Since the original “hang in there, baby” image of a kitten struggling to hold on to a tree branch, started appearing on walls over 40 years ago, motivational posters have been created to inspire us to persevere when the going gets tough. Demotivational posters have since shown up as a parody.

Either way, I’ve noticed that quite a few photos of well-known Asian ladies have appeared on Internet versions over the last several years, such as this famous shot of Sunghi Lee (above) from her 1996 milk photo shoot that she did for Playboy’s Book of Lingerie.

Eliza Escano
Pinay model Eliza Escano looking very defiant. This photo was the feature of this entry a few years back.

Francine Dee
I don’t know whether or not she can bake, but Francine Dee is considered by many to be “Queen of the Import Scene.”

Grace Park
Korean-American actress Grace Park was first featured here.

Hwang Mi-hee
Korean model Hwang Mi-hee

Jeon Ji-hyun
Korean actress Jeon Ji-hyun (aka Gianna Jun) in a still for a Giordano clothing ad. The commercial with her that ran around the same time as this, was actually banned from Korean network television as it was deemed too racy.

These “Asian cheerleaders” are actually Korean singing group Jewelry. From left to right: Park Jung-ah, Ha Joo-yeon, Seo In-young, and Kim Eun-jung.

Jarah Mariano
Model Jarah Mariano

Mai Hagawara
Causing you to question your heterosexuality in this one is JAV idol Mai Hagawara

Olivia Munn
Looking great in this cosplay outfit, the sexy co-host of G4TV’s “Attack of the Show” has been featured here.

Reon Kadena
This Asian girl “Hulking” her shirt is Japanese gravure idol Reon Kadena.

Aki Hoshino
This shot of Japanese gravure idol Aki Hoshino is from the ceremonial first pitch she threw at the opening of a 2006 Yokohama Bay Stars – Hanshin Tigers game.

Papillon Soo Soo
The poster girl in this one, English-born actress Papillion Soo Soo, also gets credit for speaking a similar, now-(in)famous line from the 1987 movie Full Metal Jacket, which this still is from. Click the play button below to hear the actual line:

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0 thoughts on “Motivational Posters”

  1. Sigh. Its hard to beat a quadfecta of Sung-Hi, Reon, and Aki.

    I believe your Korean model Lee Gi-Yong is actually Jarah, no?

  2. I’ll be right back. I need a cold shower…. you’ve sabotaged my work day. Wow!

  3. I’m a huge fan of Demotivators and it’s always nice to see some beautiful Asian women.

    Still it should be noted that many of these really seem to be fairly stereotypically racist.

    I’m not going all PC, because I think if it’s funny then it’s OK. But I’m sure there will be a reaction by some to the overall tone of this collection.

  4. WOW! What a pleasant surprise to see my all time favorite grace the “home page”.

  5. Agree about the lame stupid captions.
    The posters are certainly “motivating” to me, not at all “de”.
    My Japanese girlfriend is hot AND loves to bake pie!
    Always enjoy a shot of Olivia Munn…

  6. Yes, any excuse to feature Sung Hi Lee is a good one. Next time showing more of her skin would be nice, though.

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