Ming Huang
Ming Huang Season 3 Promo Pic
Full name: Ming Fei Huang
Alias: White (Becca)
Gender: Female
Age: 16-17
Occupation: Student at Palos Hills High School
Former Leader of the Asian Mafia
Relatives: Mrs. Huang (mother)
Peng Huang (father)
Unnamed Grandparents
Friends: Tamara Kaplan (best friend)
Jenna Hamilton (best friend)
Matty McKibben
Jake Rosati
Fred Wu
Relationships: Fred Wu
Henry (beard)
Enemies: Sadie Saxton
Portrayed by: Jessica Lu
First Appearance: Pilot
Last Appearance: Who I Want To Be

Ming Huang is a former main female character of Awkward, and former recurring character of the first and second seasons who was Jenna's other best friend.


While she is known for her sense of fashion, Ming was also cautious, who was always on her toes because of the Asian Mafia's then-leader Becca (Jessika Van). She is portrayed as a down-to-earth indie-style teenager with strict Chinese parents. Ming has a unique sense of style compared to the other female cast members (other than Valerie Marks). Her fashion choices appear to store-bought, but glued, cut and sewn to appear to be home-made, even adding accessories such as buttons and ribbons to make it twice as different. She also not usually seen without wearing specially made hats. She also wears glasses. In Season 3, she switched her short black hair for shoulder-length curly blonde hair.


In season 1, Ming gets mad at Jenna for telling Tamara about her secret relationship with Matty instead of telling her and because of that she feels left out, but still remains supportive of Jenna.

In season 2, she gets caught up in the Asian group while trying to help Jenna in Sex, Lies and the Sanctuary. Ming eventually finds a boy that she likes, Fred Wu, although he used to be Becca's boyfriend so she tries to ruin Ming's life. Eventually Fred leaves Palos Hill High School because he is scared for Ming's safety. She swears to get revenge at the end of season 2.

In season 3, she becomes the leader of the Asian 'Mafia' after hitting Becca and putting her in her place. Ming and Fred get back together after she takes hold of the mafia.

Ming was written off the show and hasn't been referenced since 4.01. In No Woman is An Island, she is mentioned that she went off to boarding school so she can get into better colleges. After confusion between Jenna and Valerie, it is implied that the Asian Mafia kidnapped her.


  • Was in a relationship with Matty McKibben, in Jenna's alternative universe.
  • Is currently the leader of the Asian mafia, after punching Becca.
  • Her parents think she is gay because of her hairstyle and fashion sense.
  • Season 4 will be the first season not to feature her.
  • She is the first Awkward main cast member to leave the series.


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