Asian Stars Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Lea Salonga Accept Ice Bucket Challenge; Manny Pacquiao Yet To Accept Mark Wahlberg, Chris Algieri’s Nomination
Aug 23, 2014 09:11 PM EDT
While Manny Pacquiao is yet to accept his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge nominations, several Asian stars including "House of Flying Daggers" stars Andy Lau and Zhang Ziyi and "Miss Saigon" actress Lea Salonga already accepted the challenge.
Upon his nomination from Xiaomi Tech founder Lei Jun on Aug. 18, Lau shared a video of him performing the Ice Bucket Challenge on a rooftop after his return to Hong Kong from Beijing.
The 52-year-old actor nominated his fellow Chinese celebrities Jay Chou, Lang Lang, and So Wa Wai.
On Aug. 19, a video of Zhang doing her version of the Ice Bucket Challenge was posted on YouTube. The 35-year-old actress nominated TFBoys, Han Geng, and French actress Sophie Marceau.
On Aug. 22, Tony Award-winning Broadway actress Salonga posted a video of her doing the challenge. She then nominated "Glee" actor Darren Criss, her fellow "The Voice Philippines" coaches apl.de.ap, Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo and Filipino actor Aga Muhlach.
Pacquiao, on the other hand, was nominated by "Transformers: Age of Extinction" actor Mark Wahlberg and the undefeated American junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri.
In November, Pacquiao and Algieri are set to face off for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title at The Venetian's Cotai Arena in Macau, China, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Prior to his fight against Algieri, Pacquiao is set to throw out the first pitch for the game between the Dodgers and Washington Nationals on Sept. 1, ESPN reported.
Taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Algieri said, "The only person that I'm challenging is the man I'm challenging on November 22 and that's Manny Pacquiao."
Meanwhile, Wahlberg was with his wife Rhea and three kids, Michael, Ella and Brendan when he accepted the challenge while his youngest daughter Grace sat out.
Aside from Pacquiao, the Wahlberg family also nominated Jay Z, Spike Lee, Eminem, "The Fault In Our Stars" actress Shailene Woodley, soccer player Neymar, and Patriots owner Jonathan Kraft.
In three weeks, the ALS Association has received $53.3 million from donors, Miami Herald has learned.