This morning, Entertainment Weekly unveiled Shirley Li’s cover story featuring the highly anticipated romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians — which is set to hit cinemas on August 17, 2018. Seeing Constance Wu and Henry Golding looking fab on the cover got us thinking, how many EW covers* have featured Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? So we dug into the EW archives and unearthed the following.
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*We’re only counting covers where AAPI actors aren’t sharing with non-AAPI co-stars. Let us know on twitter if you can find any other all-AAPI covers of EW!
**Keanu Reeves, Steven Yeun, and The Rock have appeared solo on multiple EW covers.
***Updated December 2018 to include Jason Momoa, the women of Crazy Rich Asians, and Darren Criss.
****Updated March 2019 to include K-Pop group, BTS.
*****Updated December 2019 to include Awkwafina and Taika Waititi