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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Chloe Bennet Shares Swimsuit Photo From Camping Trip

Here’s why she changed her last name.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet went camping in Vancouver, Canada, and shared some very funny highlights on her social media. Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson / Quake on the ABC show, posted pictures of herself wearing shorts and a bikini top while drinking wine against a forest background. "Turns out pinot blanc pairs well with Deet," she captioned the post. "Welcome to Vancouver!" a fan commented. Here's what Bennet does to take care of herself, inside and out.


Confidence and Happiness

Bennet tries to follow a balanced lifestyle, going with the flow. "There are so many different versions of confidence," she says. "I feel confident when I treat my body well and when I eat healthy, but also when I eat a burger. Happiness is incredibly fluid and it changes. My happiness this morning is going to be different than my happiness when I go to bed at night."


Letting Her Skin Breathe

Bennet tries to give her skin a break from makeup whenever possible. "Because we shoot so many crazy hours and we're sweating and fighting and we have all this fake blood, maintaining my skin has always been something that I struggle with," she says. "When you're wearing pounds of makeup all day, you want your skin to be able to breathe over the weekend, but you can't necessarily do that because you want to look cute and then you get in this bad cycle. If I'm having a good skin day and have no makeup on, I feel good, but I also think the art of makeup, hairstyling, putting a good outfit and feeling fierce is a powerful thing, too."


Unique Looks

Bennet is half-Asian, and embraces her unique looks. "My signature look is messy, tousled hair and then adding lots of fake lashes on the ends of my lashes," she says. "I really like accentuating my Asian features and the almond eye shape that I have. For a long time, a lot of makeup artists would try to open my eyes really wide and I felt like I didn't look like myself and like it changed the shape of my face."


Perfect Imperfection

Bennet has no interest in trying to look perfect on camera. "My makeup just falls off all day," she says. "I want it to be real on set, so if I look [bad] after the fight sequence, I'll try to commit to that. I try to keep it real. Women can be messed up! Like, if I have lots of blood, I try to keep it real. You're not going to be in that perfect hair and that perfect makeup and all that stuff. And I pride myself on my character being an honest superhero where it's not all perfect. The more messed up my hair and makeup can be, the better, actually."


Changing Her Name

Bennet has no regrets about changing her last name from Wang to Bennett. "I wanted to book roles because I was right for the roles, not because I was Asian or I was white, because those things don't define me," she says. "They're just a part of what makes me who I am. So when I told my dad, he was just incredibly on board because he was like, 'We just want you to get work so you can pursue your dream.' In Chinese culture, the dad's name is a very big part of honor and carrying the family name. And so my dad's first name is Bennet. So I took his first name to honor him and how much work he's put in. But I booked the first role after I changed my name."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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