The Wrong Wedding Planner is airing Friday, July 17, 8 p.m. on LMN. In a year fraught with change for everyone, actor Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe (pictured at top) is making big ones. Best known for her role as Rita Haywith-Dorman in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Signed, Sealed, Delivered franchise, the actress is making her Lifetime Movie Network debut this weekend with the premiere of The Wrong Wedding Planner, another in the networks wildly successful Wrong franchise. This year she also made one of the biggest decisions of her personal and professional life, to change her name. Known as Crystal Lowe in her 23-year career, she's been conforming to a Hollywood standard, one she always thought unfair, and 'now' seemed the perfect time to live her truth. "I'm not really 'changing' my name as Yan-Kay is my name," Lowe explained to MediaVillage during an exclusive interview. "There's been so much change in the industry since I first started acting at 15. Then, I was advised to change my name, along with the spelling of my last name which is actually Lo. I went through a lot of weird hardship about that, being half Asian and half Caucasian and being told, 'You need to whiten yourself up or you won't work', which was and often is still true.
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