Karreuche Tran, makes history as the first AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) decent winner to take home an Emmy for outstanding performance by a lead actress in a Daytime Fiction Program at the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards for her performance as Vivian Johnson-Garrett in Popstar! TV’s ‘The Bay.’ After her win, Tran, who is African American and Vietnamese celebrated her big on Instagram with an emotional speech that spoke of her career and heritage.
“Y’all.. I.. really don’t even know where to begin… lol when I got nominated I was soooo surprised and grateful but was like nah there’s no way I’m gonna actually win.. the nom was more than enough.. but God had a different plan for me.. I’m still in shock! I have to thank @gregorijmartin for believing in me in the very beginning stages of my career.. for seeing something in me that most didn’t.. for giving me a chance to become someone I never thought was possible.. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart ❤️ The icing on the cake was finding out I’m the first AAPI lead actress Emmy winner in both Daytime Emmys and Primetime.. excuse me WHATTT??! I fucking made Emmys history.. that is HUGE and makes me extremely emotional.. to be a representation of a community that is so often overlooked and under appreciated brings me to tears.. WOW I am on such a high that I know will last for a long time.. I think the biggest take away from this blessing is not allowing it to get to my head or too comfortable.. this award motivates me to keep pushing myself beyond my limits.. to work even harder and become better than I was yesterday. I am so filled with love and joy you guys 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @thebaytheseries.
Tran is also the brand ambassador for Pretty Little Things. Featuring everything from denim, knit dresses, swimsuits and cute sets. The Karreuche Tran x PLT collab is available on the site.