Old photos have emerged of Evelyn Ellis seated in the back of a car with Justin Bieber leaving a club together.
The photos, shared by Daily Mail Australia, are from 2016, when Bieber was 23 and Ellis was 21, and the two stars can be seen sitting in the back of a car trying to avoid the paparazzi who are snapping their pics. In one of the photos, Ellis tries to cover her face with a phone as the driver shines a flashlight at the photographers.
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Although Evelyn joined MAFS later than the original cast as an intruder, she’s already received a lot of screen time. Mainly, for calling out groom Dan over his treatment of TV wife Sandy.
In an interview with Refinery29, the reality star recently opened up about experiencing racial profiling throughout her life.
“People have this assumption of me that I really have it all together, that there’s a lot of guys after me and that it’s just easy for some strange reason,” Evelyn told Refinery29 Australia. “But I do have times when I feel really lonely at home.”
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Evelyn, who is of mixed Western, Chinese, and Vietnamese descent explained that people make speculations about her based on her ethnicity.
“Western culture has this stereotype of what they think Asian women are or what they shouldn’t be. People make assumptions that Asian women are naturally submissive, and I’ve gotten that a lot in my life,” she explains.
The model told the publication that she’s received comments such as “you’re quite loud for an Asian” or “you’re crazy for an Asian” or “you’re quite hot for an Asian”.
She said that the judgment also appears in her professional life, where she said that she doesn’t feel like she ticks either box, when it comes to ethnicity, because of her mixed race.
“When I would get casting calls for Asian women, I would get told, ‘She’s not Asian enough’,’” says Ellis.
“Within Asian culture, I’m too white. But then to western culture, I’m [too] Asian.”
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