I admire someone who becomes famous and decides that they are going to do something good with that fame.
Arguably, Lana Condor is one of the most famous people in the world in the moment. Riding high off the success of the Netflix original movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lana has captured the hearts of millions.
But she wants to use that fame to make a change.
The actress, who was adopted from Vietnam as a child, has set up a scholarship fund with The Asia Foundation. The fund will put a girl from Cần Thơ, the town where she was born and adopted from, through four years of school. We’re talking student needs including books, food, uniforms, and even a bike to get too and from school.
The actress isn’t shy about talking about her adoption or where she came from. It can be a sensitive subject, however in a recent interview with Elle she said, “People don’t know how to talk about adoption. They don’t know how to approach me, because they think it’s a sensitive subject. However, I love to talk about it. I like to make people feel more comfortable, and it’s great to have this platform and be able to shed light on adoption and how it’s a beautiful thing, instead of being tiptoed around. It’s been exciting for my parents as well. I hope that other girls who have been adopted are watching the journey. We can celebrate it. It’s a gift.”
I applaud that. I applaud that she’s giving back to her roots and hopes to be able to help more in the future.
“I’m so fortunate to be living the life I am today,” she said. We think we’re fortunate that we’re blessed with her acting and her big heart.