I guess it's because ABCs have more exposure and recognizability compared to Asian Chinese, that's why Chinese who grew up outside America are not that well-known and are paid less attention to even though they're real famous in the Chinese world.Originally Posted by Southern Crane
However, I agree to some extent with NetDriftr that 'all Asians look the same to Westerners' and vice versa. It happens when you don't come into contact with the other races that often and don't take the effort to remember people, which happens with lots of people in the older generation.
I'm quite surprised if ZZY don't get recognized on the streets. She definitely has a star quality that sets her apart from most people.