And the lives of Lana Therese Condor and Philipp Roesler are a prime example. Two people are extremely lucky orphans when they were adopted by a rich and kind family, and then their lives changed dramatically.
Lana Condor – Can Tho orphan girl raised by American parents to become a Hollywood star
Lana Condor (SN 1997) whose real name is Tran Dong Lan was born and raised in Can Tho but was abandoned by her parents when she was a baby. At that time, living in an orphanage, the girl was commented on as extremely cute, pretty, easygoing and less crying than her peers. Anyone who visits the orphanage can easily hold Dong Lan.
When Dong Lan was 4 months old, fate brought her to Bob Condor – an American journalist who came to Vietnam to adopt a child. Recalling the moment he first saw Dong Lan, Mr. Bob was sure that Dong Lan was the daughter he had been looking for for so long.
“I walked over and picked her up. I knew I was looking at my future daughter. She was so radiant, opened her eyes for a second or two, looked at me before snuggled into my right shoulder. I saw her touching me. with my little hands,” Bob told the Chicago Tribune in 1997.
Dong Lan and her younger brother (not related by blood) Khanh Hoa in childhood
After that, the girl Can Tho was picked up by her parents to live in the US since then and gave her a new name, Lana Therese Condor. It is known that in the new family, Lana also has a younger brother who is also of Vietnamese origin and is the adopted son of Bob Condor and his wife.
Living in the US, Lana was allowed by her adoptive parents to dress as liberally and as fashionable as many of her peers, but she wore little makeup and often left her face bare. Reportedly, Lana and her family used to live on Whidbey Island, Washington and New York, before settling in Santa Monica, California when she was 15 years old.
Although she has a modest height of only 1m57, after a few small comedy shows in the family, she was encouraged by her parents to pursue acting and art. Mr and Mrs. Bob Condor are willing to invest economically for Lana to study art at the most prestigious schools in the United States.
Lana is loved by the Condors like their own daughter and always gives her the best
After high school, Lana attended Joffrey Ballet – a high school specializing in dance, and she also had the opportunity to study acting at Ailey School of Performing Arts. In 2013, Lana transferred to art school in California.
Thanks to the support and encouragement from her parents, Lana quickly achieved a lot of success in the artistic path in general and the acting career in particular. She has appeared in such blockbusters as X-Men: Apocalypse, Patriots Day, To All The Boy…
Lana’s acting ability was recognized and contributed to her becoming one of the new cinematic phenomena. Besides, she is also the face of advertising for many brands, modeling for many famous magazines. Thanks to her constant efforts, in 2020, Lana received the Next Generation of Hollywood award voted by the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA).
Lana is sought after by the Hollywood media as a rising star
In 2021, Lana excitedly shared about her upcoming goal of collaborating on films with Asian stars. In addition to acting, Lana still does not forget her identity as a Tran Dong Lan. She always remembers her roots and the fact that she is Vietnamese. The actress has developed a scholarship fund to help Vietnamese girls finish high school. Before that, Lana also returned to Vietnam to conduct an education program for children in Long An.
Lana Condor visited Can Giuoc High School (Long An) with the wife of former US President Obama, actress Julia Roberts, actress Ngo Thanh Van,…
“I have been so lucky to have the life I have now. I always take moments to silently thank fate. I myself hope to be able to help the education of many girls in difficult circumstances. in Vietnam in the future and someday, when the time comes, I will adopt a Vietnamese girl,” she shared in an interview with CNN.
Recently, Lana also made fans extremely happy when she posted on social media that she was engaged to her longtime boyfriend – actor Anthony De La Torre.
Vietnamese actress in Hollywood – Lana Condor is officially engaged to actor Anthony De La Torre.
Philipp Roesler – Soc Trang boy adopted by German parents became the youngest Deputy Prime Minister of Germany
Philipp Roesler was born on February 24, 1973 in Khanh Hung, Ba Xuyen (now Soc Trang province). From the moment he was born, he was an orphan and was cared for by the Catholic orphanage of the Sisters of Divine Providence Portieux. However, when Philipp was 9 months old, he was lucky enough to be adopted by a German couple visiting Vietnam.
Talking about this decision of his adoptive father, Philipp Roesler recalled: “The Vietnam War affected him as much as most people of this generation. At that time, he had only two choices, or go to the streets. protest, or help in the most practical way. He chose the second way, adopting a Vietnamese child – that is me.”
Philipp Roesler as a child
In 1973, Philipp left Vietnam and followed his adoptive parents abroad. With the boundless love of his parents, Philipp Roesler grew up in the living and upbringing environment as a German. With his own talent, he has done miracles in this country – something that not everyone can do.
After graduating from high school with an A grade, Philipp Roesler joined the army and trained as a military medical officer. After that, he studied at one of the leading medical education environments in Germany – the Medical University of Hannover and received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the age of 29.
Before that, from the age of 19, Philipp Roesler joined the Liberal Democratic Party (FDP), but it was not until the 2000s that he really focused on his political career. Possessing intelligent intelligence, a talent for speech, gentleness and ingenuity in behavior, Philipp Roesler continuously recorded many records in German politics when he became the youngest Minister of Health at the age of 36, Minister The youngest Ministry of Economy and Technology (2010). In 2011, he made many Vietnamese proud when he became the youngest person to hold the position of Deputy Prime Minister. Philipp was also the first person of Asian descent to hold such an important position in the German apparatus.
In 2011, Philipp Rösler successfully took the position of Deputy Chancellor of Germany. And being a person of foreign origin, and at the same time the first Vietnamese to reach this position.
After retiring from the position of Deputy Chancellor of Germany in 2013, it is known that he was elected to the position of Executive Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Sharing with Bild about his success, Philipp Roesler once revealed that his adoptive father was the one who greatly influenced his thoughts and decisions. He said that when he was 4-5 years old, his adoptive father put him in front of the mirror and said: “Look at me, then look at me, the child and the father are different. But no matter what happens, or what people say, whatever, I will always be your father.”
After retiring as Deputy Prime Minister in 2013. Philipp was re-elected as executive director of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Away from home since childhood, at the age of 33, Philipp Roesler returned to Vietnam for the first time. When asked why this time has returned, the former Deputy Chancellor of Germany replied: “I left because my wife told me: ‘We are going to have children and I want to be able to tell them about them. country where he was born’.
After this return, Philipp Roesler continued to return to Vietnam many more times on business trips. He also expressed his desire to bring his wife and children back to his homeland so that the children could learn about their roots. Philipp Roesler said: “We have twin daughters and they often wonder if they are not like their German friends. We will return to Hanoi and maybe even organize a trip across Vietnam to solve the problem. I like to tell my children about the origin and origin of Vietnamese blood in them”.
Rare image of the former German Deputy Prime Minister’s family
From the story of two orphans of Vietnamese origin, Lana Therese Condor and Philipp Roesler overcame a cruel fate to become a perfect version of themselves, writing a “fairy tale” in modern times. This is not only a rare phenomenon in the world, but also a great pride for Vietnamese people both at home and abroad.