Asian-Americans Re-Created Famous Vanity Fair Magazine Covers And It Was Beautiful

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However, we haven't seen a lot of Asian-American representation on these covers. So some BuzzFeed staff decided to come together and create one of the iconic covers themselves.

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And while these people have never been on an actual Vanity Fair cover, that certainly doesn't mean they aren't worthy of it. Check out their individual accomplishments and pictures below:

1. Ashly Perez, 27, Development Partner

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

Three seasons of You Do You. We made intentional choices to normalize representation versus calling it out. I wanted to tell happy, silly stories about gay characters that weren't so heavy.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Weird Things Girls Do When They're Alone," 22 million YouTube views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

As a queer Cuban, Korean, Filipina woman, I don't see myself represented in a multifaceted way. I hope to keep telling stories that represent the intersections of my life.

2. Justin Tan, 28, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

I'm most proud of the "Who's Your Bro" trailer series, because I was 10 pounds lighter when those videos were made.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Americans Try Canadian Snacks," 14 million YouTube views, which was my second BF video. It was all downhill from there.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

The sequel to "When You See Your Friend's Penis"..."When You See Your Friend's Penis, AGAIN."

3. Safiya Nygaard, 24, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

Ladylike! Freddie and I started producing Ladylike videos a year ago, and since then it's grown to be a powerhouse show. I love working with all the girls on the team.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Women Go Without Period Products for a Day," with 4.2 million YouTube views in 7 days.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

More in-depth investigations and on-the-street interviews! More than just us tryin' stuff but has another layer or two.

4. Ryan Bergara, 26, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

The BuzzFeed Unsolved series has a lot of my personality injected into it. It's been one of the most fun yet challenging creative endeavors I've ever taken on.

<What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

“The Bizarre Death of Elisa Lam,” 12.2 million YouTube views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

I hope I can continue to make series that entertain, inform, and get people excited about the digital space in media.

5. Michelle Khare, 24, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"People of Color Re-Create Iconic Movie Posters" was one of the first stylized videos we've done addressing the disparity of representation in Hollywood.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

They're about porn and masturbation...I don't really want to talk about it. Lol!

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Inspire more young women to go after their dreams, even if they don't see people like themselves in the fields they're interested in.

6. Jared Sosa, 33, Creative Director

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"23 Ways to Get Over Your Crush." It's a sweet and silly video that no one saw coming where I sang in a YouTube video within the video.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Breakup Sex," 20 million YouTube views. Proud it engaged our audience emotionally.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

I want to make sci-fi with robots. Robots are the new zombies.

7. Jennifer Ruggirello, 23, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Women Learn to Skateboard for 30 Days" fulfilled a childhood dream. "Japanese-Americans Visit a WW2 Incarceration Camp" was for my grandparents.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"What Plus-Size Clothing Looks Like on Plus-Size Women." 11 million YouTube views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

More scripted pieces. We need more queer women on the internet. Especially queer women who make out, aren't white, and don't die.

8. Kane Diep, 27, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Children of Asian Immigrants Reveal Sacrifices Their Parents Made," which touched immigrant families who've had shared struggles. And my scripted series #Dustane, based on my own relationship.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"When You Can't Do Salads," 38 million Facebook views and 300k shares.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Be Shonda Rhimes and launch scripted shows with diverse casts, compelling stories, and complex relationships.

9. Niki Ang, 23, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"In the Closet." We created a safe space for our queer audiences by featuring people from across the spectrum, having conversations not easily found online, and celebrating intersectionality.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Women Go Braless for a Week," 12.5 million YouTube views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Create content where Asian people and queer people learn about their cultures and heritage, and can connect with their roots.

10. Robin Broadfoot, 28, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"10 Truths Eurasians Know Too Well." I explored my identity crisis, being Eurasian and growing up in Hong Kong, and the feeling of not fitting in anywhere.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Healthy Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad," 153 million Facebook views, and 3 million shares. One of the top videos on Tasty.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Diving into more scripted content. I've always had a passion for movies, watching one or two a day. It's my religion. It's magic to me.

11. Maggie Jung, 24, Junior Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"A Surprise Proposal," the biggest project I've ever produced! It was so fulfilling to create such a beautiful story/experience for such an important part of someone's life, and to share it with our viewers was amazing.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"DIY Cat Tent," 68 million Facebook views. It was really cool to hear that my best friend's roommates in New York made a cat tent after watching the video.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

I would love to work on crazy cool VR projects, multimedia, platform-bending stuff, and tell stories that inspire and entertain people!

12. Annie Jeong, 24, Junior Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"We Tried Extreme Climbing!" Test Friends was a series I loved before coming to Buzzfeed and I'm still so glad I got the opportunity to produce an episode.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"People Try the Fire Noodle Challenge," 5.5 million views on YouTube and 10 million views on Facebook. I ran around the studio lugging around a monopod and a tub of ramen.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

More content about Asian identity and health/nutrition!

13. Kevin J. Nguyen, 23, Junior Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Asian-Americans Get Photoshopped Onto Blockbuster Movie Posters." Asian-Americans still struggle to get proper representation. This video addressed this issue and hopefully let others know they're not alone.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"People Get Transformed Into Tim Burton–Inspired Characters," 2.6 million YouTube views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Make more content on the intersection between the Asian-American experience and masculinity.

14. Rachel Kang, 24, Junior Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"If People Acted Like Korean Drama Characters." It was the first video I wrote, directed, cast, edited, produced, and shot offsite. I'd never watched Kdramas until writing, and I got SO obsessed.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"How Many Snapchat Tricks Do You Know?" 100k Facebook shares and it was the highest-performing video on BuzzFeed Snapchat Discover as of May 2016.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

My goal is to make people laugh and feel less alone.

15. Steven Lim, 26, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

Worth It, a food and travel show comparing one item of food at three different price points. I'm proud of it because it's a series that anybody can relate to and enjoy.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"$11 Steak Vs. $306 Steak," 15 million YouTube views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Make impactful content that highlights what it's like to be Asian-American.

16. Tiffany Lo, 29, Senior Manager

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

I don't have one favorite video, but I'm proud of leading the teams responsible for Tasty, Nifty, and Goodful. Collectively, the three Facebook pages have over 105 million page likes.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"3 Easy Breakfasts You Can Make in a Mug," 2.2 million shares and 72 million views.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

I'm an avid traveler. Would love making travel videos! Maybe food-travel videos?

17. Ray Pajar, 28, Junior Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"DIY Cat Planters." This was the project that made me feel like I was really part of the Nifty team during my residency.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Concrete Garden Hands," 130 million Facebook views and over 2 million shares.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Continuing to inspire people to make things. Showing people they can create anything they put their minds to.

18. Carol Tan, 25, Creative Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Things That Are Better With Icing." One of my first branded scripts, and I am thankful to have the team's trust to be the catalyst behind a production that called for five gallons of icing.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"How to Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps," 151 million views and 4 million shares. I'm so happy it did well, because plants are so resilient and full of surprises.

19. Christopher Lam, 24, Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Weird Things Straight/Gay BFFs Talk About" was my first video. It was simple to shoot and edit, but visibility as a queer person of color was powerful.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Native Americans Try On 'Indian' Halloween Costumes," 14 million views and 100k shares.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Giving more trans people a platform. They're still met with so much discrimination and violence. I would like to be an ally to them however I can.

20. Hitomi Aihara, 31, Junior Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

I'm proud of all the videos I've made, viral or not. Making videos for three teams (Tasty, Tasty Japan, and Nifty) allows me to tap into different creative views while experimenting with what I visually like.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake," 37 million Facebook Views and 912k shares.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

I love nature. The ocean, the mountains, and the outdoors. I want to reach people with the same passions.

21. Tiger Souvannakoumane, 26, Junior Video Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Asian Americans Try to Speak Their Native Language." I was able to tackle my own insecurities with language and inspire others to speak about theirs.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"How to Remove Rust Naturally." 100 million Facebook views and 1.9 million shares.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Blend identity and social impact with the practically of DIY. I'm excited to use DIY as a vehicle to create impact and transcend barriers.

22. Rie Tange McClenny, Junior Producer

Melly Lee

What video or series are you most proud of making at BuzzFeed?

"Animal-Shaped Egg 4 Ways." My mom used to make rabbit-shaped boiled eggs — it was my favorite thing in my lunchboxes.

What is your highest-performing video at BuzzFeed?

"Animal-Shaped Egg 4 Ways." 346k shares and 31 million views on Tasty.

What do you hope to make that you haven't done?

Bringing my mom from Japan to the Tasty kitchen in LA and cook together!

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographer: Melly Lee (http://www.mellylee.com/)

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Hair: Yuichi Ishida (instagram.com/yuichi0503/)