If you loved the blockbuster movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, get ready to meet the Hos.
You are the Saskatoon family at the center of HBO Max’s documentaries, which are inspired by the movie and Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book trilogy, Crazy Rich Asian. The series is filmed in Saskatoon and is expected to air later this year.
The Ho family is led by Patriarch Binh Ho and his wife Hue Ho.
Her show is titled “The Hos” and contains eight 30-minute episodes about the Vietnamese immigrant family who, according to Variety.com, built a multi-million dollar banking and real estate development company in Saskatoon. The series gives viewers a glimpse into their lavish Saskatoon lifestyles and reveals their close family relationships. And like in the movie, there will be a drama.
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Here is the family breakdown, according to Deadline.com:
- Binh Ho, 71, originally from Vietnam. His hard work paid off and he now owns a successful bank. Despite living the American dream, Binh feels the need to control his children’s every move.
- Hue Ho, 66, Binh’s loving wife and the matriarch of the family. Hue is the perfect looking, extremely critical mom who believes her kids can’t go wrong.
- Judy Ho, 39, the firstborn of Binh and Hue Ho. Judy is the responsible and dependable member of the family. She is the mother of three children and is getting a divorce.
- Washington Ho, 38, son. He is the family’s “former” playboy with a reputation for meeting questionable women and partying way too hard.
- Lesley Ho, 34, Washington’s wife. She is an independent, outspoken and down to earth woman who balances the parents of her two children with a career as a pharmacist.
- Tina, 58, aunt. Aunt Tina likes to be noticed and makes sure everyone looks out for her.
- Sammy, 29, cousin. Sammy lives for the moment, even if it doesn’t always work in her favor.
If reality TV has something to do with books or films, we will be happy.
The Saskatoon native deals with fashion, beauty and fitness as well as other lifestyle topics. Joy has interviewed countless fashion designers and celebrities, including Saskatoon’s Beyonce, the late Oscar de la Renta, and others. She also writes about children’s books and is the author of Ava and the Prince: The Adventures of Two Rescue Puppies, a picture book about her own rescue boxer dogs.
Joy founded Year Of Joy, a not-for-profit organization to bring joy to children in underserved communities. In 2017, Joy received the Saskatoon Humanitarian Award for her commitment to the community.
She is currently the Vice President of the Saskatoon Association of Black Journalists.