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Welcome to Vanessa Wants to Know, a podcast where you'll hear conversations that move you. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired, as you listen to host Vanessa Hong talk to paradigm shifters about their wins, losses, and everything in between.

Welcome to Vanessa Wants to Know, a podcast where you'll hear conversations that move you. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired, as you listen to host Vanessa Hong talk to paradigm shifters about their wins, losses, and everything in between.
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Welcome to Vanessa Wants to Know, a podcast where you'll hear conversations that move you. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired, as you listen to host Vanessa Hong talk to paradigm shifters about their wins, losses, and everything in between.

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English


Episodes

Jen Rubio, Co-founder of Away, on Defying Expectations, Creating Her Own Path, and Building a $1.4 Billion Dollar Company That Forever Changes the Way We Travel

9/10/2019
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What does it mean to be fearless? For many, it’s walking into a situation, knowing that you’re supposed to be afraid of what’s to come, but pushing through anyway. For others, like Jen Rubio, being fearless is just always making the most of every decision, and not allowing the idea of "fear" stop you from following your intuition. On today’s episode, Jen and I discuss the success of her luggage brand Away, what it means for her, and how she got to where she is today. Specifically, I...

Duration:01:10:23

Tommy Ton's Journey From Fashion Intern to World-Renowned Street Style Photographer - and He's Just Getting Started

8/27/2019
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"Clothing is just clothing until someone decides to put it on." Everyone consumes fashion. The runway is an inspiration for what we end up seeing in shops. It's hard to work in the fashion industry and it's getting harder, but it’s also amazing! Tommy has had an indelible impact on the industry and how we consume and view fashion, and he's just getting started, at 35. On today's episode, I sit down with Tommy Ton - famed fashion street style photographer and recently turned women's wear...

Duration:01:12:26

From Ad Executive to Restaurateur, Nicole Ponseca is Championing Filipinos Through Food and Story

8/13/2019
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"If you don’t know where you’re from, how can you get to where you want to be?" Knowing the “why” behind your decisions and dreams is one thing that can constantly fuel your motivation. In a society that favors familiarity, breaking new ground is no easy feat. For Nicole Ponseca, a Filipino woman that’s transforming the restaurant industry, she’s experienced first-hand what it’s like to break into new spaces. On today’s episode, Nicole and I discuss how she went from being an advertising...

Duration:00:46:55

Aimee Song on Finding Happiness Within

7/30/2019
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We're living in such a strange moment in culture right now, because we put so much emphasis on social validation. There's a lot of pressure, but at the end of the day, social media only portrays a mere fraction of someone's life. Reflecting on her decade long career in the fashion and digital space, Aimee Song affirms that her anchor in this industry is being able to find happiness within herself. On today's episode, Aimee and I chat openly about her struggles with getting lost in chasing...

Duration:00:39:49

Phillip Lim Wants You to #BePresent

7/16/2019
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In the fashion industry, designers are always dreaming and visualizing their next beautiful creation. With all the runways, models, and hustle that comes with this work, it’s easy to get carried away and forget your roots. For designer Phillip Lim, he finds unique ways to stay grounded to ensure that he always remains balanced in his work, life, and passion projects. On the first episode of this podcast, Phillip and I tackle this concept of balance. While dreaming is an essential part of...

Duration:00:38:46

Season 1: Asian Excellence

7/16/2019
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"You can't be what you can’t see." Vanessa dives into why she decided to dedicate this season to stories of #AsianExcellence.

Duration:00:03:26

Welcome to Vanessa Wants to Know

7/16/2019
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Host Vanessa Hong talks about how everything in her life has led to her starting this podcast.

Duration:00:04:52