This Chinese-Mexican Model Has A Superhuman Memory For Countries And Their Shapes

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This is what happens when you listen to your parents y te pones las pilas.

Courtney McCullough is an L.A.-based Mexican-Chinese actress, model, and photographer, but she’s got one peculiar skill: distinguishing countries based solely on their shape. McCullough was recently on FOX’s new show “SuperHuman,” with judge Christina Milian, and she showed America her impressive skills.

The premise of “SuperHuman” is simple. The show brings in people with “superhuman” abilities and tests their skills to see if they can live up to their claims. In McCullough’s case, she was given a group of shapes that contained two real countries. McCullough was challenged to distinguish which of the shapes were the real countries. After separating the real countries, she was then asked to name the countries just by their shapes.

As judge and brain surgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial said, the task is similar to someone giving you a puzzle, then dumping pieces from different puzzles on top and leaving you to figure out which ones are true and which ones aren’t. Spoiler: She totally rocked her challenge with a perfect score. Check it out.

McCullough spoke with mitú about being on the show, her impressive memory, and connecting with her Mexican roots.

McCullough is a Mexican-Chinese-American who has always been thoroughly connected to her Chinese roots, but only recently did she start exploring her Mexican half.


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McCullough told mitú that she grew up in a predominately Asian community so that side of her culture was always around her. Her Mexican side was always a mystery since she didn’t grow up with her Mexican family members nor was she exposed to Latino culture.

“It wasn’t until the election last year that I really began to embrace my heritage and what it means to be a Mexican in the USA,” McCullough told mitú. “I ended up traveling to Mexico 5 times within the last year to understand my culture a bit more and now I can proudly say I wear my multicultural ethnic background with pride.”

Mexico has even made it into her top favorite places she has visited.

At the Mayan ruins of Edzna. Thank you @escdann for the photo and wonderful tour ?

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“The places that have been the most memorable for me are the Philippines for the friendliness of the people, southern Mexico for the hospitality, delicious food, and Mayan culture,” McCullough told mitú. “Sydney for its vibe; Jerusalem because there is nowhere else on earth like it;  Petra for its natural beauty; and Paris, because Paris.”

But, even though she has traveled so extensively, McCullough does say that competing on “SuperHuman” was definitely a challenge.

“In my day job as an actress and model, I am not unaccustomed to being on camera and making split second decisions, but this was a whole other level of nerves,” McCullough told mitú about her “SuperHuman” challenge.

And it only makes sense that such a well traveled person would find travel important for everyone’s personal growth.

“I think travel is important because it expands one’s world view and perspective,” McCullough told mitú. “I have personally grown so much from my experiences and have greater compassion and respect for humanity.”

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Things Got So Crazy On 'World Of Dance' Jennifer Lopez Screamed And Host Jenna Tatum's Jaw Dropped


Things Got So Crazy On ‘World Of Dance’ Jennifer Lopez Screamed And Host Jenna Tatum’s Jaw Dropped


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Jennifer Lopez’s dance battle show kicked it into high gear this week with their “duels” round. After the last two weeks of qualifying performances, groups were saving their best for the pressure of going head to head with other dancers. Swing Latino, a dance group from Cali, Colombia, brought it to the next level with their flamboyant, high-energy performances. They wore bright colors, danced their hearts out to Jose Aguirre’s “Pa’ Lante,” and had judges out of their seats, dancing along.

J.Lo danced along with team Swing Latino as they performed an exhilarating Latin Jazz number.

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She couldn’t help but get off her feet and shake it.

But it’s what Swing Latino did for their finale that had J.Lo screaming and jaws dropping.

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That’s right, for their final move, a group of dancers flung one of their own several feet through the air. She was caught by a male dancer who was being held up by three other male dancers, and then he flipped her upside down! It was insane.

We can’t wait to see what’s next on “World of Dance,” which is shaping up to be a summer spectacle.

Pa’ Lante! ?

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