The New Trophy Wives: Asian Women


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Rupert Murdoch has one. So do financiers Vivi Nevo and Bruce Wasserstein. Why are the West’s most powerful men coupling up with younger Asian women?

Call it the Woody Allen Effect. When the venerable director scandalously left Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter, South Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn — 35 years his junior — he may as well have sent out a press release: Asian-girl fantasy trumps that of Hollywood royalty! Not two years after they tied the knot, media baron Rupert Murdoch walked down the aisle with fresh-faced Wendi Deng — 17 days after finalizing his divorce from his second wife. Then, CBS head Leslie Moonves wed TV news anchor Julie Chen; Oscar winner Nicolas Cage married half-his-age third wife Alice Kim; billionaire George Soros coupled up with violinist Jennifer Chun; and producer Brian Grazer courted concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen. Add the nuptials of investment magnate Bruce Wasserstein to fourth wife Angela Chao and the pending vows between venture capitalist Vivi Nevo and Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, and we’ve got a curious cultural ripple. Read full article at

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  1. It’s OVER for white girls.(sistas too) Especially the American born.That whole socio-racial thing about them being the standard of beauty by which all women should be judged was a load of crap anyway.I grew up in many different types of neighborhoods.Some poor….some working /middle class.My father-as keen a social observer as anyone-advised me in my early teens to lean towards bedding mostly white girls.Why?…NOT because they were any more attractive than any other girl…but because they were generally smarter about birth control…and if there was an “accident” you could count on them to “fix” it.That’s right: White girls made/make excellent sperm dumps.PERIOD.It may well be THE ONLY desirable element of the historical racism in this great country.Did’nt hurt my case that they generally found me desirable.It has served me well.Thanx dad.That being said-Asian women are just like any other.Difference being that their numbers in America are at critical mass to the point where you don’t have to live in Cali to satisfy your “jones” anymore.The newness factor coupled with their own curiosity about non-Asian men just amps the across the board hotness of Asian girls. I know TODD is certainly grateful for it.

  2. The article insinuates that the Asian wives are victims of white male fantasy. That is the angle basically. I think the author has written this with the idea of white female acceptance in mind (subconciously). Am I right in thinking that the author is Asian-American?

  3. “This is a common experience among Asian-American women,” says Bich Minh Nguyen, who broaches the stereotypes in her latest novel, Short Girls. “They’re dating a white guy, and they may not know if it’s a fetish thing.”

    “It’s like a curse that Asian-American women can’t avoid,” says C.N. Le, director of Asian and Asian-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “From an academic point of view, the perception still serves as a motivation for white men.”
    Class, manners, and culture are not “a fetish thing”, Ms. Nguyen, they are something lacking in American women of all education and body-types.

    As for C.N. Le of the University of Massachusetts, that is exactly the drivel from your department I recall when I went there, which was always followed by angry letters to the Daily Collegian from Asian women. One such woman demanded to know what right your group has to claim that she, as a free individual, must not dream of American sailors?

    Let me guess… she should instead be dreaming of butch d*kes… if she really knows what is good for for!

  4. Everyone has a preference, it doesn’t mean they always stick to it and it’s as much a fetish as a guy liking blondes or a woman liking tall men.

    It’s nature and something none of us can can control or should control.

    I love Asian women for all sorts of reasons and have had many Asian girlfriends, but I’m actually married to an African Woman…

  5. We’ll know racism is finally dead when people stop talking about – or even noticing – this sort of thing. I think the only real trend this article documents is that Asian women are becoming more and popular all the time, and more socially acceptable partners.

  6. Doc, I totally agree with you. Not to mention that the “trend” storyline is a staple of journalism, and it doesn’t matter if the trend really exists or not. Or, to put another way, that’s 8 couples out of how many rich and famous total?

  7. The term “Trophy Wife” is kind of an oxymoron in my estimation. A wife is a wife. No matter how hot they are, sooner or later they are going to give you a hard time. I would prefer a trophy gf that is replaceable upon whim, without too much of a fuss. Variety is nice and Asian is alway high on the preference list. If woman are prizes for success, I want to win more than one contest.

  8. More trophy wifes are asian? I guess that just illustrates how many asian women live and work across the US, these days. The more, the better!

    And I totally agree with redlaw. A trophy wife can give you a hard time (even a non-trophy can!) so just get a trophy gf and avoid the hassles.

    Perhaps these guys just have a ‘thing’ for asian women, just like we do here. If you can get your asian dream girl and she is a trophy too (meaning hot and envy-generator), go for it.

  9. I got mine, and couldn’t be happier! Of course, she’d laugh and kick my butt if I EVER referred to her as a trophy wife, which is a ridiculous term of derision, usually thrown about by jealous ex-wives, or men who wish they were so lucky.

    A horrible article with an obvious, tired, inflammatory agenda.

  10. Ok, yes, discussion discussion … this is all very nice but the real important question is:

    Can someone please tell me if Xiao Gan is available as a trophy wife? Thanks…

  11. Talk about being late to the party. Lots of celebs in Hollywood were dating asians before Woody Allen. Famous people date beautiful asian women for the same reason regular guys do, because the’re hot and often smart. I suppose you could call it a fetish, but it’s not really any different than my friends who happen to like blondes. Really a pretty dumb article and way behind the times. There have been mixed couples for generations now, we can all stop talking about it now (not you guys, society in general).

  12. …hoosierb…i understand…my wife is 5’3′ and would @#$% me up!!! if i referred to her as my trophy…but dam I love the fact shes a and ex-singapore airlines hostess…who still fits into the uniform….I’m proud of her in all ways…not just trophy wise..but I still enjoy a little gloat now and then …:D

  13. It’s kindova ridiculous topic since 60% of the women on earth are Asian… It’s the men not dating Asian women who should be ostracized…

  14. i got one and she is awesome…thanks…i just dont like the ideas of white guys like doc having a hot viet wife ; )) 🙂

  15. I don’t think so. I think the Asian Trophy wife thing came and went.

    Probably it started when Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Zhang ZiYi and Michelle Yeoh ) came out and was followed by more and more Chinese movies and key roles in movies and TV shows being filled with Asian females (Grey’s Anatomy, for example)

    But I think its receeded.

    I think Indian women are starting to share equal billing do to the surge of Bollywood films (and yes I know Indian women are Asian)

    But ultimately this county place emphasis on White Women so they are gonna continue to be #1.

  16. Racism isn’t going to die for another 100 years.

    In 50 years America will be a plurality and in 100, America is going to be so globalist that it isn’t gonna matter anymore.

  17. The real problem is Hollywood. They decide when a certain brand of woman is hot and then push them to the forefront of men’s minds with movies.

    They did it with Russian women using Bond movies.

    They did is with asian women making them sex kittens of action heros like Rambo.

    Now I see more and more Indian women coming out. I wonder who’s next?

  18. Awesome article. I read the entire thing on that site. I’ve aaaalways known that asian women were the unspoken “trophy wife”. there are various studies into white guys and asian women and..the bottom line usually tends to be that it’s for more reasons that not simple a matter of exchange. “financial status in turn for the ultimate in forbidden unattainable beauty”

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