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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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Katie    

We're not ripping on the baby you jackasses. We're giving our opinions. Its not the baby's fault if Tom and Katie adopted a child that happened to be asian. Good for them if they did, but why lie about it? I could be wrong, but we all could. And for God's sake have you people seen asian babies? NEWS FLASH- THEY'RE WHITE. Some of you really are morons.

and btw. Thats not a 4 month old baby. That picture had to have been taken a month ago because Vanity Fair does everything a month in advance. Jeez Tom, just tell us you adopted. Big freaking deal.

The baby is cute, just doesn't seem like theirs. Who cares!

2978 days ago
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Carrie    

She doesn't look in the least bit Asian!!! She's a beautiful baby!

2978 days ago
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Sunny    

I think that the baby is absolutely beautiful. Whoever says that she looks Asian might as well say that she looks Black Or Spanish because she doesn't.

2978 days ago
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Rowan    

I don't think she looks Asian at all... She's the Spittn' Image of her Daddy! My Nephew and Niece were both born with Huge mops of hair on their head... that's no that uncommon.

Leave the poor little girl alone. I think She's Beautiful!

It's bad enough she's got to deal with instant celebrity, being the First Biological Daughter to one of the Country's most known actors. Leave her alone.

2978 days ago
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Cat    

The baby is adorable. It isn't asian at all you DORKS...have you looked at Katies eyes??? Duh....the baby has her Mommy's eyes...which slant slightly in the corners. Come on people...geez...get a grip!

2978 days ago
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Kim    

The baby is beautiful. But, does anyone think that she just might resemble Katie's ex, Chris Klein?

2978 days ago
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Momof1    

Long overdue picture of the baby... I dont understand why people must pick on a baby its not right... The baby is a perfect mixture of both parents and the eyes are all Katie I do have to say that is a lot of hair but she is Beautiful

2978 days ago
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get a life people    

My girls are both blondes with blue eyes...They have the same shape eyes as suri....Trust me there isn't any asian in them....I really think TMZ is full of it at times....Why not say something great about her...Why try and strip crap up....Tom and Katie did a great job...If they did have help it isn't anybodys business but theres............

2978 days ago
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Amy    

SHE IS NOT WEARING A WIG ....GO TO Ballz.info......THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN OUTSIDE AND THE WIND IS BLOWING.......TMZ YOU GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF A**HOLES......THIS WHOLE ARTICLE IS REALLY PISSIN' ME OFF!!! THIS POOR INNOCENT CHILD .....UGH ......I'M DISGUSTED

2978 days ago
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AngelJamjam    

Actually, one of the pictures looks EXACTLY like I did when I was a baby... And there is no Asian heritage in any of my family.... although they did call me Ling Ling as a baby!



2978 days ago
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_aLL3y3zPonM3_    

OMG..Their baby is soo beautiful..SHAME ON TMZ & ALL U STINKING LOSERS WHO KEEPS ON SAYING THAT SHE LOOKS ASIAN..R U PEOPLE JUST BLIND OR DUMB?WHICH ONE IS IT?Leave the child alone, she's only a baby..& especially to u LISA,I'm sure u're an ugle stupid ass person sitting infront of your computer with nothing to do but come & make fun of a child on the internet..that's just sad.People get a LIFE..What dumb fu*ks..

2978 days ago
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adriana hernandez    

WOW !!!!! SHE IS MOST CERTAINLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL H-WOOD BABY I HAVE SEEN....WAY TO GO TOMKAT ALL THE BEST WISHES TO U AND UR NEW ADDITION........ALL U WHO TALK NEG ABOUT A DEFENSLESS BABY SHOULD B ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.......MOS DEF BUYING THE MAG !!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME BABY SURI MUAH!!!!

2978 days ago
73.

Emily    

Who cares, the baby does look like Katie, and come on, who has any right to say such things of other poeple babies? My sister has two kids and they are both from the same father. The only difference is that one looks exactly like the father: brown hair, brown eyes and brown skin, while the youngest is white colored skin, hazel eyes and golden hair!!!

2978 days ago
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Jess    

GOD! leave them alone! they finally show the picture and it is still not good enough. she looks like amix of Tom and Katie and she is a beautiful little girl who will one day grow up to kick your behinds for picking on her as a baby. It is obvious the family is happy so why can't it be left at that??? Go pick on Paris! She actually craves the attention.

2978 days ago
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chopchop    

What a beautiful baby!!!!

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