Alex Meraz, Julia Jones, and Tinsel Korey at Tao in Las Vegas

Alex Meraz, Tinsel Korey, and Julia Jones hung out with fans at the beach party at the Tao Beach yesterday. There are some great pictures here. Interesting random fact, Alex apparently has some seriously intricate ink on both his feet, who knew?

A reporter also interviewed the trio on career vs celebrity and being in the public eye.

What’s the testosterone level like on the set?


  1. I see where they do these Vegas things, but I have to admit I’m not sure what they do there. Do you pay some sort of fee to just hang with them, or is there a show? If there is a show, what kind of show is it? As you can tell, I’m not from there. lol

  2. PamelaC says:

    Yeah I knew about Alex’s tattoos on his feet from an American Indian magazine of which he was on the cover. He said he got them in honor of his son, I believe. The tattoo represents being grounded, thus they are on his feet.

  3. Harsha Patel[2], is an East Indian actress widely criticized for falsely claiming First Nations “status” in Canada in order to play Aboriginal roles in film and television.
    Although she is not of Native American/First Nations descent, Harsha Patel stated in Instyle Magazine that, although “there is a Native American community” that is vibrant, she is, in fact, the “New Native America“,”[3] a comment that sparked outrage on many online blogs[4].

    In a recent interview with, both Patel and co-star BooBoo Stewart, another non-native actor cast in a native role for the Twilight series, promoted the upcoming Twilight film. In the June 29th 2010 interview, Harsha Patel stated that while native people are “struggling,” her presence in “modern day culture, as in the Twilight films, [is] good for native actors.”

    Prior to moving to Vancouver, Patel appeared in some ads. After choosing to sever all ties with her biological parents, she decided, in late 2002, to move to Hollywood, but was “stopped at the border because she couldn’t prove she was going to come back to Canada. She couldn’t go home though so she called her friend and got on a flight to Vancouver, abandoned her family and friends, created a new alias, and a new life.”[5]

    Patel performed as a singer at the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.[6] Patel was scheduled to host the 2010 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, but was removed from their programming after discovery of her fabricated identity and false claims to First Nations status in Canada. [7]

    Patel is a 1998 graduate of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute and was recently honored on their Wall of Fame to feature 50 Mackenzie alumni who have contributed to society in a significant way.[8] The North York High School list both Patel’s real name and stage name, stating, ““Tinsel Korey, born Harsha Patel, is an up and coming actress and musician now living in Vancouver, British Columbia.”[9]

    Patel currently lives in Los Angeles.

  4. Harsha Patel’s stage name is Tinsel Korey – the scar face from the Twilight movie.

  5. KimMajumdar says:

    YEA! after wlmci honored Harsha Patel (Korey), our local toronto south east asian community have her up for nom. for this years up and coming activits. feels so good to have east indians break into hollywood instead of bollywood. only the panel nominates so there is no link. you are so beautiful Harsha (EMILY!!!!) 🙂 plz come visit toronto again soon.


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