The ingredients required for being a successful woman can be as simple as determination, passion and tenacity. But an inspiring multi-hyphenated superstar? Well, that involves being a model, actress, jewellery designer, and some serious charm on the set of the reality TV show, The Apartment: Celebrity Edition. NYC-based beauty Xiao Wang has such great syle and so many talents under her belt (we absolutely love her two eco-friendly jewellery lines, Xiao Wang Jewelry and IceCreamCandy), we just had to sit her down for a quick chat. Get acquainted with our latest IT girl who’s taking the world by storm.
Hi Xiao Wang! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
I’m really into reading manga books, I want to make my own movies, I collect antique jewellery and my favourite food is ice cream!
You model, design jewellery and act! Is there anything you can’t do?
Lots of things… I can’t really cook, golf or get up in the morning.
Is there anything else you’d love to embark on if you knew you couldn’t fail?
There’s so many things! I love learning and trying new things and I would love to start a non-profit organization that will benefit and cure eczema patients.
How does it feel like living in the Big Apple?
I love New York City because it’s the city that never sleeps, and there’s endless things to do and see! I love all the art galleries and museums especially.
How does it feel like to be a part of a reality TV show?
It feels great! I’ve learnt so much from the show, now I’m totally obsessed with interior design. I would like to design some home décor products someday.
The winning contestant will get to donate their prize money to a charity of their choice. Tell us more about your chosen charity and your reasons for picking it.
I chose a few different charities. To name a couple; WWF, I love pandas and I hope it will help to keep pandas safe and keep their numbers up, there are so few of them left on earth; Locks of Love, I have donated my hair to them four times now and they make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness, it would be so nice if I can give more to this lovely organization and American for the Arts because I have many artist friends, including myself – I support art all the way!
Describe your style in three words.
Comfortable, chic and effortless.
What’s the one thing that you love about being Asian?
The one thing I love about being Asian is all the food!
What are some of the qualities you think a Sassy Girl should embody?
Intellect, confidence and humour.
Your beautiful creations have graced the arms and fingers of famous people among the likes of Rihanna. Is there anyone in particular that you like your jewellery to be worn by?
I love seeing my mom wearing my jewellery, it makes me happy and proud.
What advice can you share with other aspiring models, actors or designers in training?
Always be yourself, be humble and be nice to people!
What does the future hold for you?
Everything and more… I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me!
Thanks Xiao Wang! All photos of Xiao Wang were taken by the amazing Tiff Pemberton.