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Suri Cruise

Asian Baby?

9/6/2006 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

suri_cruise_2The first pictures of Suri appeared in Vanity Fair magazine today, and on the CBS Evening News last night, and our initial analysis of the long-awaited pictures has led us, and more than a few casual and professional observers, to the same conclusion -- that somewhere in the gene pool of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, some Asian influence has crept in. (As Jossip cheekily posits, "In six years, Vanity Fair will have the story about why Suri has Lucy Liu's eyes." And Gawker posted an Asiatic-looking parody shot of the baby that subsequently spread around the Internet and prompted a disclaimer.)

The delicate, almond-shaped eyes, the milky, pale-ish skin tone, the striking mane of dark, dark hair -- these are the characteristics that have pointed us down this line of inquiry. (It should be noted that, yes, babies tend to look fairly like one another at this early stage, but still.) As far as we can determine, there isn't any Asian blood in either Tom or Katie's family, but that doesn't mean some Far Eastern seed hasn't seeped in somewhere along the way.

Of course, if her parents were really Asian at all, they'd probably have taken into consideration that Suri means "pickpocket" in Japanese and something very close to "renovation" in Korean. That wouldn't be such an auspicious beginning.

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peskey    

If you're going to swipe pictures from other websites, at least have the decency to site your source. Thieves!

2913 days ago
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ROBIN    

I think she's a pretty baby! :-)

2913 days ago
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shirlita    

well everybody there she is.....

2913 days ago
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Marvelissa    

Poor Baby and Poor Parents! Suri obviously has her mother's "bedroom" eyes - and both Tom and Katie have dark hair. Seriously, TMZ, sometimes you guys are truly funny - but this is just mean with no humor. The baby is defenseless - leave her alone!

2913 days ago
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ONE LOVE    

She is not ASIAN PEOPLE c'mon, Her skin is WHITE and she has Katie's eyes that slant. I mean everyone bitched and complained to see a picture of the child after all this long and when it happens they talk negative! She's beautiful and WHITE!

2913 days ago
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KJ    

The baby is ADORABLE. Whether you question her lovely "Asian" features, that's not the point and it does not matter, does it. She is beautiful and healthy. Why question it and why create an unnecessary controversy?

2913 days ago
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Manlyn    

She actually looks very Irish. Her skin is pale not yellow or olive- her eyes are blue, not brown, the corners of her eyes are pointed down not up, yes they are almond shaped, but are wide, and not thin. I think she's gorgeous.

2913 days ago
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Amanda    

I agree with #4. What a horrible thing to say! I think shes adorable!!!! And really who rips on a baby??

2913 days ago
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Ann    

Such a cute baby!!!

2913 days ago
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steve    

CHILDREN OF THE CORN .... ?

2913 days ago
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Lisa    

OMG! How stupid can you be. She clearly has Katie's eyes. Listen I cannot stand TC but Katie and the baby are innocent of his lunacy. The baby is beautiful and I wish them well. Katie keep your man reigned in.

2913 days ago
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JESSICA M    

COME ON TMZ! WHO IS WRITING THIS SH*T?! IT IS HER BABY AND NOT A ASIAN BABY. WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO REPORT SOMETHING THAT IS TRUE AND NOT JUST POST A STORY TO START SH*T!!!

2913 days ago
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iknow    

Cute baby---Why is it wearing a wig????? Look real close at the forehead.

2913 days ago
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Ummmhmmm    

Very cute ,although at the same time she has a bit of a sinister look in her eye's !!!!Regardless ,she's adorable and does exist !!!!

2913 days ago
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Justlittleoleme    

WOW!!!! Suri is beautiful!!!!! She's the PEFECT mix of BOTH parents!!! Tom and Kate, you did GREAT!!!

As for as hollywood babies go, they are all adorable, but Suri takes the cake!!!

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