Unforgettable 2015: This Year’s Royal Salute Mark of Respect Award Recipient


We are honored to have Royal Salute, one of the most coveted and admired luxury whisky brands, back with us for Audrey Magazine & KoreAm Journal‘s Unforgettable Gala of 2015.  The Unforgettable Gala is a celebrity studded, black tie event where individuals of the Asian- American community are honored for their achievements and contributions in the field of arts and entertainment.  Taking place on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the gala will include highly anticipated performances, a gourmet three course dinner, and attendance of over 500 Asian- American professionals, celebrities, and high-profile community leaders.


Additionally, Royal Salute will be honoring one individual from the Asian-American community with their Mark of Respect Award to “..celebrate inspirational leaders that exemplify the highest level of excellence in their respected fields and community.”


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This year’s selection committee comprise of four individuals who are also leaders and notable names in the Asian-American community:

  • Stewart Kwoh (far left of above picture), founding President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Lisa Ling (center), television journalist, best known as host of This is Life with Lisa Ling
  • James Ryu (far right), Publisher of KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine
  • Chris Chen (not pictured), Vice President of Business Development at Endgame Entertainent.  Also known for producing documentary films such as A Chorus Line, which was shortlisted for the Oscar-award for Best Documentary Feature.


Photograph by Kyle Espeleta

Recently, Royal Salute hosted an exclusive dinner at the London West Hollywood to celebrate this year’s selected honoree, Randall Park.  We shared a four course meal that was prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Keene, paired with some of the finest from the Royal Salute collection.

Randall Park, Royal Salute Mark of Respect winner.  Photograph by Kyle Espeleta


Randall Park is an actor, writer, and filmmaker who has appeared in numerous television shows and movies.  He currently plays Louis Huang in the groundbreaking hit ABC series Fresh Off The Boat.  He also appears in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp on Netflix, and he recurs on HBO’S Veep as Minnesota Governor Danny Chung.  Randall has also recently been seen in Trainwreck, Wong Fu Production’s Everything Before Us, and in one of the most controversial moves of our times, The Interview.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jae Park and daughter, Ruby.


Photograph by Kyle Espeleta

“I am so happy to be part of this year’s Mark of Respect award committee and to present the award to Randall Park at the 14th annual Unforgettable Gala.  I have known Randall for many years and have the utmost respect for him as an artist.  I am thrilled to see the success he has had in the past year with both Fresh Off the Boat and The Interview.  Randall truly exemplifies the spirit of this award as a veteran of the craft and always happy to give back and inspire the community as an inspirational role model for the up and coming generation of Asian-American entertainers.  Randall has been an active supporter of Unforgettable in the past and I am sure all of our guests at Unforgettable will be delighted to see him receive this well deserved award this year.” —-James Ryu, Publisher of KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine

We too, are excited to see this exclusive award presented to Randall.  Be sure to keep an eye out for updates on this year’s Unforgettable Gala’s performers, award recipients, and honored attendees.

For more information visit: UnforgettableGala.com

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