Monday, October 23, 2006

‘Survivor’ Cao Boi Won’t Be Roped Into Asian Stereotypes

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Survivor castoff Cao Boi Bui is happy he was on the show if only to show he can’t be roped into an Asian stereotype.

Bui was kicked off the show this past Thursday (Oct. 19) but feels he’s a real winner because he got to show that there is no such thing as a stereotypical Asian.

He feels the other Asian contestants felt the pressure to “properly represent the Asian race, which is impossible. There is no Asian race. It’s just a voting bloc.”

Cao Boi says his attitude allows him to make jokes about himself without fear of hurting the Asian cause.

As he puts it, “I can walk into, say, a hillbilly bar and while they might look at me strange at first, I’ll have them all laughing within five minutes.”

Cao Boi also feels he won the game because he is able to appreciate the experience of being on the show without being obsessed with the prize money.

In his words, “The other people were already talking about what kind of car they would buy with the money. Me? I don’t think that far ahead.”

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