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‘The Real’ Jeannie Mai Jenkins No Longer ‘Retreating’ When It Comes to Asian Issues

“The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai Jenkins admitted she is “not proud” that she’s only celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for the first time this year, saying she “could do better.” Using her platform: Feeling the urgency to shed light on Asian issues, the 42-year-old host, and only Asian American woman on the show, told Yahoo in an interview on Tuesday she now wants to use her platform to celebrate her heritage. According to Jenkins, she represents the Asian community in the show because “everything that comes out of my mouth is going to come from my culture, my lifestyle, my upbringing.”