Awkwafina Lists Her Favorite Emo Bands While Exploring ASMR

The Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell star reveals her favorite songs growing up and the music that defined her years in high school—in a whisper-tone.

by Wmag

Photograph by Juergen Teller; Creative Partner to Juergen Teller: Dovile Drizyte; Styled by Sara Moonves.

In this episode of Celebrity ASMR, Awkwafina tries her hand at soothing the masses, with her take on autonomous sensory meridian response. The Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell star plays children’s musical instruments, hoping to incite feelings of peacefulness and calm—and probably some laughs, too—while she discusses her favorite songs.

“The song that would define my senior year in high school would probably be either Sugar We’re Going Down [by Fall Out Boy], or Cute Without the E, Taking Back Sunday,” Awkwafina whispers into the microphone. “Or Helena, by [My Chemical Romance,] or, let’s see, what else. No Diggity, [by Blackstreet].”

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