HERITAGE: Korean, Irish, Scotch
BORN: Killeen, Texas; raised in Long Island, N.Y., and currently based in Los Angeles
CLAIM TO FAME: The classically trained musician, who got her start on Broadway and once toured with Kenny Loggins, has reinvented herself once again with a recent Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Dance Chart for her song “Give (Promise Land Remix).” Her 2013 hit “Rainbow Girl (Papercha$er Remix)” has already reached more than 50 million plays, and she is currently in the studio with Dutch songwriter-producer Tearce “Kizzo” Keaz.
My go-to karaoke song: I’ve only done karaoke once, in Koreatown, and I sang “Sweet Child of Mine” very badly.
Last time I cried: Watching The Normal Heart on HBO, about the start of the AIDS epidemic.
What always makes me laugh: My dogs and my baby girl.
My go-to comfort food: Pizza.
Last thing I ate: Cuban food from Versailles: plantains, beans and rice with this amazing garlic sauce.
Currently on repeat: Kiesza’s “Hideaway.”
A guilty pleasure I don’t feel guilty about: Crashing out in front of the TV at the end of the day.
Current favorite place: Cross Creek in Malibu.
Favorite drink: Vodka mojito, extra sweet.
Pet peeve: Drivers with the “Only I exist” syndrome.
Habit I need to break: Diet Coke.
Hidden talent: Mind control.
Talent I’d like to have: Bellydancing.
Word I most overuse: “Like.”
Most treasured possession: They’re not possessions, but I would say my two dogs, Tc and Jonah.
Favorite hashtag: #too#many#hashtags. I tweet to stay in touch with fans, but I really hate talking about myself all the time.
Motto: I would/wouldn’t like that person in my foxhole.
What’s cool about being Asian: Asian don’t crack.
My job in another life: Astrologer … or working with animals.
This story was originally published in our Fall 2014 issue. Get your copy here.