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Daniel Eng, Chris Pang and Allyn Hoang are Among the Night’s Big Spotlight at the AREAA DFW GALA 2019 Event

PLANO, TX (AsiaWorldMedia), February 9, 2019 – The  2019 AREAA DFW Charity Gala | East Meets South was held at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel this evening, attracting some of the hottest real estate and realtors industry movers and shakers. Hosted by Allyn Hoang (TV host and Emmy Award journalist) and Jed Anantasomboon (Previous President of AREAA DFW), local and national AREAA leaders came out in force to honor Asian and Asian Americans’ accomplishments in entertainment and business, with special guest, actor Chris Pang. The AREAA DFW Gala is host annual during February in celebration of the Lunar (Chinese) New Year.

Above: Jed Anantasomboom and Daniel EngAbove: Chris Pang and Allyn Hoang

Chris Pang is an Australian actor and producer of Taiwanese/Cantonese descent and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, with an aficionado of martial arts disciplines. Chris has appeared on television in the Australian AFI Award winning series ‘Rush’, critically acclaimed ‘Tangle’ and most recently as a recurring role in Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo’ Season 2. Pang’s feature film debut was in Citizen Jia Li (2008) for which he was both an associate producer and actor. The role also won him an Asians on Film (LA) ‘Best Actor’ award. He has since built a stable of film credits, including the Australian box office hit ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010),’ ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend (2016),’ and the most popular Warner Brothers’ film ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’

Above: Miss Teen Asia World Vanyda Boulom and AREAA 2018 President Randy CharAbove (Left to right): Tuan Nguyen, Tony Nguyen and Monte Brown

Live performances during the event included a traditional lion dance, a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. In addition, a well-known known modern violinist, Yut Chia (Yut and The Hot Four), amazed the crowd with his extra-ordinary ability to play the violin in a fun and exciting way. Yut is an amazing, talented violinist who fuses his passion of strings with Hip Hop.

     Above: Yut Chia ( Yut and the Hot Four) Above: Miss Teen Asia World Vanyda Boulom (2017) and Allyn Hoang Above: Tammy Nguyen Lee  and Miss Teen Asia World Vanyda Boulom (2017)

About the Asian Real Estate Association of America Dallas/Fort Worth (AREAA DFW)

Founded in 2003, the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.

AREAA’s membership represents a vast array of cultural, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. AREAA is open to anyone and everyone who works with, or seeks to work with, the AAPI community. With over 15,000 members in 35 chapters across the US and Canada, AREAA is the largest Asian organization in North America.

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