Awkwafina honored as "Culture Visionary" at Asia Society Southern California Gala 2023
Awkwafina and Lisa Ling watch congratulatory videos in honor of Awkwafina's "Culture Visionary" award of the evening.
This weekend, the Asia Society Southern California held their 2023 Annual Gala honoring Awkwafina (Culture Visionary), Toni Ko (Business Visionary), Nikesh Arora (Tech Visionary), Noriko Honda Chen (Asian Women Empowered (AWE) Visionary), and Sonia Cheng (Hotel Visionary).
Yesterday evening also delivered a special Sports Tribute, presented by two-time Olympic Bronze Medalists, Maia & Alex Shibutani. The tribute recognized the stunning accomplishments of Asian and Asian-American athletes in the Southern California region including Jun Endo (Angel City FC), Ali Riley (Angel City FC), Alyssa Thompson (Angel City FC), Rui Hachimura (Los Angeles Lakers), Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), Lang Ping (Volleyball Hall of Famer), Taylor Rapp (2019 - 2023 Los Angeles Rams), and Michelle Wie West (LGPA Golfer).