Yvette has established herself as a premier host in the entertainment field, interviewing the likes of Victoria and David Beckham, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Alicia Vikander, Eva Longoria, Naomi Campbell, Kevin Hart, Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain, Mariah Carey, James Marsden and David Gandy.
As the host of E! Asia, Yvette brings a wealth of experience to the table from her 10 years of working in the media industry, both in front and behind the camera. In addition to producing her own segments for E! News Asia and reporting internationally at a variety of movie premieres and red carpets, Yvette fronted Asia’s first ever half-hour formats E! Beyond the Red Carpet and E! VIP.
After completing her degree in Media and Communications from the University of Sydney, Yvette got her start as a VJ for The Daily Telegraph in Australia. Since moving to Asia, the Korean-Australian journalist has presented over 400 live shows for the FOX network and has been the host of Singapore’s Fashion Week for 5 years.
Yvette is also the go-to celebrity emcee in Singapore. This is evidenced through her live event hosting across a number of high profile clients including Ferrari, Hublot, Coach, Pandora, Rolex, Samsung, SKII, Lancôme, Damiani, Audi, Estee Lauder, Sephora, Urban Decay, MAC Cosmetics, Harper’s Bazaar, Kate Spade New York, Givenchy and BMW.
In addition to her TV work, Yvette has her own column with Buro 24/7 Singapore as a celebrity and entertainment insider, and also contributes to Elle Singapore with her #CelebSecrets column, which chronicles the behind the scenes moments from her E! Asia interviews.
Yvette was named as one of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore’s Most Stylish Women of the Year and has appeared in countless magazine titles including HerWorld Singapore, Nylon Indonesia, Singapore Women’s Weekly, PinPrestige Magazine, Female Magazine, Style Magazine and more.
She has also appeared in a number of TVCs and print advertisements for clients such as Subaru, Tangs, Lipton Ice Tea, Clarins, Pandora, Martini and Tourism Malaysia.
As a fashion fixture in Singapore, Yvette has become a friend of house to various prestigious labels including Chanel and Fendi, and she regularly shares her outfits across her rapidly growing social media accounts. Her keen eye for style has also led to a number of Instagram campaigns with brands such as Cartier, Coach, Shiseido, Clinique, NARS, Stuart Weitzman, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Club21, Longchamp, Coach, Emporio Armani, Absolut Vodka, Laneige, Nivea, Lancôme, Clarins, Calvin Klein, Ponds and countless others.
1. What is your dream destination and why?
Amore Italia! I love the attitude of the Italian people, the culture, the food, the shopping – it’s just the most magical place on Earth!
2. Three things that you could never travel without?
My iPhone for taking pictures, passport and ideally my husband. Traveling is better as a shared experience in my book.
3. Which destination surpassed your expectations and surprised you the most?
Norway. I had heard about the fjords being incredible but they were actually breathtaking. I felt like I was on the set in Middle Earth.
4. Where and what was your most memorable meal you have ever had while travelling?
Near Positano my husband and I found this little pizza place that served up the most fresh wood-fire pizzas and the best clam vongole you’ll ever try. I also have a slight addiction to balsamic vinegar so this joint really hit the spot.
5. Where are you looking to travel to next?
Next week to Australia, then Taiwan and as I write this I’m currently in Bangkok. I have an extra large passport for a reason!
6. What projects are you currently working on?
I have an interview with one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the biz coming up. You’ll have to watch E! News Asia to find out more.
7. Do you have any tips or advice for budding hosts?
No one will believe in you until you believe in yourself.