Welcome to 10 years of magazines.
And like the iPhone X, we’ve decided to call this issue X.
X for 10. X for Xena Kai, our latest cover model.
Also the end of an era. The new version of Amped Asia will focus less on sexy women, and focus more broadly on the Asian American influencer world.
There will still be hot girls, but we will start prioritizing women and men who have other talents besides just being models. This means we want to hear from dancers, podcast hosts, actors, artists, and more.
Inside this issue we feature a lot of great Asian Americans including Eddy Lee, Amanda Mitta, Kevin Kreider, Xena Kai, Nic Cheri, JT Tran, Victoria Vee, Paula Riley, Shang Chi (Simu Liu), and Ricegum.
I also have 2 editorials discussing how we're evolving.
Until next volume,
Kevin “Hype” Tang