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Do It LikeLana Image Credit: CLEO Malaysia
Do It LikeLana Image Credit: CLEO Malaysia

Do It Like Lana

Rising the ranks, playing big screen blockbusters and smashing hit roles, Lana Condor is Hollywood’s brightest star who’s also redefining the industry.

Hanan Khair

Even though 21-year-old Lana Condor has been on your radar forever, in Hollywood it seems that she’s still the new girl . Born in Vietnam and raised in Chicago by adoptive American parents, she had her first blush of international fame when she appeared in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, playing Jubilation Lee (or if you're familiar with the comics, Jubilee). From playing with her powers, soon after, she appeared in Patriots Day and romantic thriller movie High School Lover co-starring James Franco — but it was Netflix ’s mega-hit and coming-of-age film To All The Boys I ’ve Loved Before (adapted from novel of the same name by Jenny Han) that skyrocketed Lana into everyone’s radar. And this year, the spotlight on her is about to get even brighter with To All The Boys I ’ve Loved Before’s confirmed sequel P.S I Still Love You, which is currently in post-production. Lana plays reluctant romantic heroine Lara Jean Covey in To All The Boys... , and her Asian-American background has been a major talking point since the movie’s release. But it isn’t crucial to the plot — it ’s just a part of who Lara Jean is, a refreshing take for Lana, who feels she’s always been seen as Asian first and foremost. There’s been an upheaval in Hollywood’s ranks regarding representation and diversity, and Lana’s casting as the lead in To All The Boys... has been a golden opportunity for her to represent her

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