‘L&HH’s’ Lovely Mimi Speaks on Being the New “Ratchet Asian Girl”
Another new face will be making her controversial debut this week, as Lovely Mimi will make her loud and “ratchet” presence known on the series ASAP.
Miyha “Lovely Mimi” Thi Luong is a Vietnamese-American nail salon owner who uprooted from Maryland to Atlanta to join Love & Hip Hop’s southern franchise.
The Instagram star with over 1.2 million followers will be the first Asian-American to regularly feature on the series, according to AJC.com.
When initially asked to join the show, she, like many, declined. After negotiating a fair deal, however, she began singing a different tune.
“It took me a long time to accept the deal because it’s drama. It breaks up families. It makes you look bad. There’s all types of crazy stuff I didn’t know what I was getting into. Then I realized it’s what I’m going to make out of it. Let’s give it a try!”
She also admits that joining L&HH is like “living a double life. I have my story land life and my real life.”
The only cast member the manicurist knew before the series was Tommie, saying their common history of growing up in group homes and detention centers bonded them.
“She’s [Tommie] not that bougie like a lot of the other women. We share a lot a similar background with that juvie lifestyle. I was never in high school or even middle school.”
One criticism the Maryland native has received is her habit of “acting black,” an accusation L&HH previews indicate she’ll have to face during the series as well.
When asked about being called the “ratchet Asian girl” on the show, the wife and mom doesn’t mind, saying she makes light of it and doesn’t take the criticism seriously.
“I didn’t mind being called ratchet. I talk a lot about different stereotypes. I run with it. I make jokes about it.”
Are you looking forward to seeing the new Mimi on L&HH:ATL? Sound off below.
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Season 6 airs Mondays at 8PM on VH1.
Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of Love & Hip Hop:Atlanta below:
Really?! Stevie J & Joseline Reconcile, Already Want More Children – Report
13 Stars Who Turned Down Love & Hip Hop
17 of Love & Hip Hop’s Tackiest Love Triangles (VIDEOS)
You’ll Never Guess Which Athlete Love & Hip Hop’s Mimi Locked Down! (PHOTO)
L&HH’s Kirk Frost’s Alleged Mistress Is Putting Him on Blast!