Thank You Notes

Presented by Olay

Lana Condor and Janel Parrish on the Challenges of Being Asian in Hollywood

For my new series, Thank You Notes, I teamed up with Olay to challenge a group of women to surprise their role models — the women who inspired them to face anything — with a thank you note.

In this episode: They play sisters in the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise on Netflix — but today, in a powerful new video, Lana Condor is here to thank Janel Parrish for being a role model to her. Lana, who plays Lara Jean Covey in the series, reads a thank you note to Janel, who plays her big sister Margot. Lana explains that she hadn’t seen many Asian American actors on T.V. … until she watched Janel in “Pretty Little Liars,” that is. Lana tells Janel: “You have helped create a space for girls like me in this industry and I hope that I can do for young girls what you have done for me.”

Watch the full video for more… this one made me want to call my sister!