Jamie Chung On Petco’s “Together Strong” Campaign, Future Projects, K-Pop, BTS & More – The Hype Magazine


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Published on May 18th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. You may not think it could happen to your beloved furry friend, but pet cancer is more common than most know. Petco’s pet cancer awareness campaign called “Together Strong” brings 2 and 4-legged survivors together to highlight how routine preventative care is just as vital for pets as it is for humans in the fight against this disease. Jamie Chung is not only an in-demand actress, but also a dog mom and big supporter of Petco’s aforementioned “Together Strong” campaign; more on her prior work with Petco is below.

Jamie Chung first notable acting credits were a decade and a half ago. Recently she starred in 2 seasons of The Gifted, as based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men properties, as the mutant “Blink.” She was also seen in the AIDS drama 1985, based on Yen Tan’s short of the same name, which premiered at SXSW. Chung also reprised her role voicing “GoGo Tomango” in Big Hero 6: The Series and was seen in HBO’s Lovecraft Country as Korean nurse “Ji-Ah.” Chung is also the creator of WhatTheChung.com.

On May 18, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jamie Chung via Zoom, as embedded below. Besides Petco’s “Together Strong” campaign, we discussed when she first felt successful as an actress, future career plans, her fashion blo and K-Pop. More on Chung is here, here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being “Editor At Large” for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018’s “Pocket Change: Your Happy Money” (Book Web Publishing) and 2019’s “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.






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