"First Lao" Olympian
Bob Malaythong will be representing the U.S. in the Men’s Badminton doubles at the 2008 Olympics in China. Bob will be the first Laotian American Olympian in the history of the U.S. Olympics and we are proud of his accomplishments. He arrived in the U.S. when he was 9 years old on a tourist Visa in 1990 and gained his citizenship in 2006. Bob and his mother were sponsored by his oldest sister to come to the U.S. leaving behind 5 other siblings back in Laos...read more
"Strike A Pose"
Paulina Douangpanya, was born in Los Angeles, California on January 29, 1990. Currently, a senior at Hollywood High School, Paulina will be making history in the Miss Asia USA Cultural Pageant by representing Laos for the first time in the pageant's 20 year history. Linda (Paulina’s mom) and their family left Savannaket, Laos in 1978 as refugees and stayed at a refugee camp in Thailand for about 9 months. Check out her exclusive article and interview here at Laoville...read more
Santi Sudaros, Laotian- French actor and model. Not just another pretty face, Santi is a force to be reckoned with in the competitive world of acting and modeling. His hard work and dedication has truly made him an inspiration to all of his fans. And for all the ladies who probably would like to know if Santi is still single. Check out his exclusive article and interview only here at Laoville...read more
Linda Sayavongchanh, born April 29, 1984, in Des Moines, Iowa, is the middle child of three siblings. Her family left the refugee camps of Thailand and headed straight for the United States in 1979. They landed in Des Moines, Iowa where her uncle had already resided. Growing up in a pre-dominantly white neighborhood, Linda had a lot of Caucasian friends...read more
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