|Melissa on Real World (2000) and with her daughter (2011).|
Melissa Howard (Filipino-African American) became the first blasian reality star in 2000 on MTV's Real World: New Orleans. She went on to appear in other reality TV shows, including Real World / Road Rules Challenge and Battle of the Network Reality Stars. Now Melissa Beck, she is married to Glassjaw guitarist, Justin Beck, and has a daughter, Shalom Mazie.
|Melissa's parents – Maurice "Shorty" & Narcisa "Mercy" – at the MTV Studios|
|Lisa Wu's parents|
Previously married to R&B singer Keith Sweat, she was married to NFL linebacker Ed Hartwell, while on the show. They divorced in 2011.
|Lisa Wu and her sons Jordan, Justin, & EJ|
|Kimora and her mother, Kyoko Perkins|
With a Korean-born Japanese mother and an African American father, Kimora was often a target of bullying and teasing as a child because of her height (5'10" by age 10) and her mixed heritage. Her mom enrolled her in modeling classes when she was 11 years old, and Kimora was discovered at the age of 13.
Kimora married mogul, Russell Simmons, in 1998. They officially separated in 2006. She has been with Djimon Hounsou, a Benin-born Oscar-nominated actor, since 2007.
* Melissa Beck, tumblr.
* The Real Housewives of Atlanta, "Lisa Wu Hartwell".
* Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, "Kimora Lee Simmons".