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My first job in TV was hosting this young teen magazine show, and all these high school teenagers showed up from all over Sacramento, California, and they chose four of us to host the show, two boys and two girls. And of the two girls, I was kind of the perky smart one and the other girl was the pretty one.

At the end of the day, TV is supposed to be entertaining. But it's important for me that there's some take-away value from it.

Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker.

I don't cook anything.

I don't know that I'm going to entirely do cloth diapers. I'd like to be ambitious about it, but in all honesty, I can't say that I will.

I fancy myself as being a fairly competent person.

I had a planned C-section, and I cried the entire day before I had the baby.

I hadn't wanted to have a kid until I met my partner.

I have a zillion bottles of hot sauce. I love Trader Joe's jalapeno. The whole right side of my fridge is filled with hot sauce.

I have not watched 'Honey Boo Boo'.

I hope my desire to travel so much isn't forever because it's not the most conducive lifestyle for a relationship or a family by any means.

I like crunchy things like Baked Lays.

I never run hills. My quads are already big enough. I don't run to build muscle; I do it for cardio.

I started running when I was 21 years old and studying in China.

I started working in television quite young, actually, and I definitely felt very insecure about what I looked like.

I used to be so twig skinny that I couldn't eat enough, because I was just naturally skinny. Until I went to China.

I'm a big Ping-Pong addict. I love it.

I'm determined to raise a strong girl.

Make your relationship your number-one priority.

My hope is that I can somehow raise the level of consciousness about world events.