Are there any special traditions that your family follows that have been passed down for generations? Maybe you have a specific food for big holidays, or perhaps there are special stories your grandparents love repeating for the kids in the room? Well, Olivia Rodrigo is sharing a few of her own family's own unique history.
In celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Bizaardvark actress filmed a video for Disney Channel where she opens up about how her heritage has made her who she is today.
"Every family has a story: how did we get here? Who came before me? What is my family's history?" Olivia shares in her video. "My heritage is a part of who I am. I'm part Filipina: on my dad's side of the family, my Filipino heritage comes from my great-grandfather."
"He came [to America] on a boat from the Philippines when he was just a teenager," Olivia says about her great-grandpa. "Can you imagine moving to a whole new country all by yourself?"
The actress says that she definitely notices the Filipino influence in her life today – especially when delicious meals are concerned!
"Some traditions that have carried over into my generation are, we actually make Filipino food," Olivia explains. "My great-grandpa had a garden, and he was also a really good cook. So he would make lumpia, which are kind of like Filipino egg rolls. They're really yummy."
"I definitely have a lot of traits that I think I've inherited from my family members," Olivia adds. "My parents, they've taught me how to be kind, and respectful, and to always do my thing."
Make sure to check out Olivia's video above to see some personal photos of her family and hear more about her unique story.
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