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ABOUT ME

i love life

i laugh a lot. life is a constant adventure

born in taiwan, raised in NYC, finessed around the world (lived in 7 countries…as of now) 

i’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as i can remember, specifically- in neurology, because i was fascinated with the mind and had a strong drive to serve humanity for as long as i can remember. in elementary school, i used to save my lunch money to buy medical books

i grew up painting and sculpting, blessed to have this passion nurtured and have held multiple exhibitions since i was 9. while in high school, one of my paintings was chosen for an exhibition in association with the Museum of Modern Art. today, art deeply infuses all aspects of my life, whether it's hand-sculpted jewelry (CEO/founder/designer of ILLUMIN DESIGNS), photography, sculptures or large-scale metal art/architecture at Burning Man

like yin and yang, martial arts balanced my fine arts pursuit. i trained intensively in tae kwon do throughout my teenage years, and along the way, won 8 gold medals as a competitive athlete. i added fencing and archery to my meditative repertoire...”be a lover and a fighter”

while pursuing the medical path in high school, i was accepted into an intensive acting program at UCLA at 17. this seed proved to be a life-changing force, both career-wise and how i approach life itself 

today, i try to live my life to the fullest. an explorer, inward and outward, relishing every step of the journey. grateful for all that brought me here, dedicated to brightening the path for others.

empower. inspire. rise together. 

PUBLICATIONS

Vogue, Haper's Bazaar, World Journal newspaper, GQ, MAXIM, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, InStyle, Glamour, Allure, Lucky, O,  Self, Shape, Women's Health, Fitness, Runner's World, Computer Arts, Asian Fusion and more

RECENT INDUSTRY UPDATES:

  • Ten page article/photo spread out now, thank you ASIAN FUSION MAGAZINE for your support in this Spring 2019 issue!

  • Official fashion/travel contributor to ASIAN FUSION MAGAZINE

  • Host of GOODWORTHYDOCS.COM (in preproduction)

  • Booked HUNGRY (film), supporting

  • Current media projects in development: programming with the intention to empower, inspire, and promote uplifting stories of humanitarian accomplishments, and trials and tribulations of the human story

  • Master of Ceremony for the 2018 Fashion&Fiance Ball, benefiting the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS, raised over $1 Million through charity donations in a one night event, with a finale performance by Sara Bareilles

  • Booked THE GOOD COP (NETFLIX), starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban

  • Celebrity Ambassador of OWN HERO women empowerment speaker series

  • Nominated for BEST ACTRESS (FISH STEW) at KINO Film Festival and Canada China Academy Film Festival

  • New host for NYC VIBE on NYCTV (channel 25/JETBLUE inflight/4000 NYC green cabs)

  • FISH STEW (leading role) nominated/wins/official selection in 12 film festivals around the world

  • Starred in AMATO: THE FLOWER OF WAR (short film), which premiered at the AMATO Haute Couture fashion show in Fashion Forward Dubai fashion week

  • New travel host and face of JETZY

  • Face of GUDRUN SJODEN's Power Women campaign

  • Closed for MALAN BRETON's NYFW FW17 runway show at Madison Square Garden

  • Starred in short film, FISH STEW

  • Booked APPLE campaign

  • Opened MALAN BRETON's NYFW SS17 runway show with Frankie Grande

  • Featured model on MAXIM.COM

  • Booked new comedy show, BLACK & WHITE on A&E

  • Booked JOHN WICK 2, supporting

  • MALAN BRETON: A JOURNEY TO TAIWAN premieres in LA at Regent Theater

  • MALAN BRETON: A JOURNEY TO TAIWAN; winner of Best Short Documentary at the NYC International Film Festival 2015

  • Photoshoot and film by ANTOINE VERGLAS in artistic collaboration with street artist, BRADLEY THEODORE

  • Closed for MALAN BRETON's NYFW FW15 fashion show at the Lincoln center