Michelle Yeoh Shines at Gold Gala 2024 Honoring Asian Pacific Changemakers

The 2024 Gold House Gala celebrated Asian Pacific changemakers and A100 List honorees, featuring a star-studded guest list including Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Erivo. The event honored exceptional individuals and organizations, emphasizing the importance of empowering future generations of leaders and creatives.

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Michelle Yeoh Shines at Gold Gala 2024 Honoring Asian Pacific Changemakers

Michelle Yeoh Shines at Gold Gala 2024 Honoring Asian Pacific Changemakers

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the third annual Gold House Gala took place at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, celebrating the achievements of Asian Pacific changemakers and the 2024 A100 List honorees. The star-studded event, themed "A Gold New World," brought together approximately 600 guests, including top Asian Pacific and multicultural leaders from various industries.

Among the notable attendees was Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh, 61, who walked the red carpet in a chic creme tweed outfit with shiny gold, best, looks buttons. Yeoh shared the stage with filmmaker Jon M. Chu, with whom she worked on the hit film Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and is currently collaborating on the highly anticipated Wicked and Wicked: Part Two, set to premiere in November 2024 and November 2025, respectively.

Other special honorees acknowledged with on-stage presentations included Lucy Liu, Bang Si-Hyuk, Cynthia Erivo, Hoa Xuande, Hello Kitty, Karan Johar, Padma Lakshmi, Saweetie, Valkyrae, the creator and cast of Beef, Maui first responders, and Olympic Gold medalists. The event featured unique activations, such as glam stations with products from L'Oréal Groupe portfolio brands, a cocktail reception with custom drinks presented by Martell Blue Swift, and special surprise moments.

Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner designed by Padma Lakshmi and Vijay Kumar, executive chef of the Michelin-starred New York restaurant Semma. The evening concluded with a multi-song performance by award-winning artist and 2023 A100 Honoree Saweetie.

Michelle Yeoh, who made history as the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress and the first Malaysian to win an Oscar for her acclaimed role in the absurdist comedy-drama film Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022), emphasized the importance of believing in oneself during her acceptance speech. "I hope that this win gives hope to everyone who has ever felt marginalized or invisible. We are all capable of achieving great things if we believe in ourselves," Yeoh stated.

Yeoh began her professional acting career with the Hong Kong action comedy film The Owl Vs Bombo (1984) and gained international recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and Ang Lee's martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Throughout her career, she has starred in numerous notable films, including Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (2021), and the television series Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2020).

The Gold Gala serves as a platform to empower and connect the Asian Pacific community, providing opportunities for mentorship, networking, and access to resources that foster professional and personal growth. The event's focus on "Empowering the Next Generation" highlights the importance of investing in the future leaders and changemakers of the community. The Gold Gala 2024 was a celebration of the achievements, creativity, and resilience of the Asian Pacific community, honoring exceptional individuals and organizations while emphasizing the importance of fostering future generations of leaders and creatives.

Key Takeaways

  • The 3rd annual Gold House Gala took place on May 11, 2024, in Los Angeles.
  • Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Liu, and Cynthia Erivo were among the notable attendees.
  • The event celebrated Asian Pacific changemakers and the 2024 A100 List honorees.
  • The gala featured a three-course dinner, cocktail reception, and performances.
  • The event aimed to empower and connect the Asian Pacific community.