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TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« on: October 11, 2007, 11:04:47 AM »
http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/lifestyle/lifestyle/view_article.php?article_id=85217

Conversation with an amazing TV host

By Niño Mark Sablan
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MANILA, Philippines - After hosting the first season of the AXN Original Production "The Amazing Race Asia," Singapore-based Chinese-American actor Allan Wu was deluged with endorsement deals, commercial offers and other various proposals - even invitations to star in a Filipino movie.

And while he did accept some of those irresistible offers (the Filipino flick sadly not being a part of it), he is now back as the host of season two of one of the world's greatest, most exciting and most successful reality TV franchises.

"The Amazing Race Asia" Season 2 (TARA 2) is set to premiere soon on AXN. While host Wu admits to trying to look a lot less like Phil Keoghan of the US edition and a lot more like himself in the new season, the show itself has undergone several exciting changes.

"You can never rest on your laurels," he says, referring to both his career and the show's success. Allan also states that while the first season put the show on the map, "TARA 2" will now be writing the map.

In an exclusive phoner with 2bU!, "TARA 2's" hot and sexy host reveals how not-so-nice some of the teams are in this season, what the challenges are like and how long he plans to be part of the show.

What can viewers expect from "TARA 2"?

You can expect a lot more surprises and a lot more drama. This year, the producers spent a lot of time and energy trying to pick out colorful and provocative and combustible contestants in the race and have them all thrown in the mix racing around the world. It's just a hundred percent unadulterated entertainment. The teams will go a lot farther. If you enjoyed last season, you'll definitely enjoy this season. It's even more exciting this year.

How different are the contestants in this new batch?

Last season, the teams were all quite nice people, this season they're laying their true colors out for everyone to see. Some of the teams even wanted to start fighting with me! They're very, very angry people!

With the new season we have new rules implemented also. Sometimes the teams refuse to accept their fate or the consequences of their actions. They think they're right.

Honestly, I think some of these teams might have been a little delusional but it obviously makes for great television, too.

Last year, all the teams were pretty much excited to be on the show. Last season, a lot of the teams were saying, wow, we're in the premiere, the maiden voyage of "The Amazing Race Asia." This time around, people know sort of what to expect but, I think, even more importantly, they are out to win that money and to be the champion. Some of them will stop at nothing to try and achieve that goal.

Are the contestants from "TARA 2" more interesting than those from the first season?

I would love to say most definitely for sure but I don't want to offend the first season contestants. But I definitely think they are more controversial. They are definitely more multifaceted and a lot more colorful.

Is there a special way of introducing the new season of "TARA"?

We're going to have a special episode before the actual premiere of the first leg of the race. It's called Racers Revealed and it gives the audience the chance to get more familiar with the racers before they actually start competing on the show. In that show, there's a good chance they're going to show some of these audition tapes so in the future, people will have a better idea of what it takes to be in the show.

Were there any improvements made?

For me personally as a host I think I needed to be more myself. I think I was trying probably too much to be like Phil (Keoghan), trying to fill Phil's shoes. But the show itself, people were saying there wasn't enough self driving or the teams were all always clumped up on the same flight. This year, you can expect none of that to really happen.
There's a lot more driving, with the teams going from location to location, which tests how well these teams work together.

How different are the challenges in this season?

There's probably less fear-related ones this time and more thinking and skill-related ones, too, but all the challenges reflect on the venue or location or country or continent we're at because we do travel very very far this time around.

Did the first season rate well?

I heard about it from the producers and the TV station and they were all very excited with the ratings and viewership and response so I think that's part of the reason why we came back for season two. It was hard for me to imagine this season being better but this season's going to be off the wall.

How long will you be committed to "TARA"?

I am committed to as many as they need me for, so as long as the show is there and as long as I don't do too bad of a job, I think I'll still be in line to host and be a part of "The Amazing Race Asia." It's a unique, special and historic opportunity for me. It's by far the most exciting, the most memorable and the most enjoyable job that I have ever had.

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Re: TARA Alan Wu (the host)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 07:42:02 PM »
More Alan Wu in tank tops thank you very much TAR Gods :luvu:

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Re: TARA Alan Wu (the host)
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 09:28:22 PM »
I know the ladies would love to see Phil strike a similar pose. C'mon, Phil! Vogue!
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Re: TARA Alan Wu (the host)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 09:56:04 PM »
that looks like me

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Re: TARA Alan Wu (the host)
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 10:17:12 PM »
that looks like me

I didn't know you were Asian, Michael  :lol3:

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 10:18:33 PM »
LOL i'm not  :lol3:

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 10:29:24 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 10:30:28 PM »
LOL

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Re: TARA Alan Wu (the host)
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 10:30:56 PM »
that looks like me
If that was true Michael I would be all over you.  :boobs:   :whips


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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2008, 10:35:34 PM »
I'm better looking ;)

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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2008, 10:36:44 PM »
I'm better looking ;)
Especially with your head shaved. :lol3:

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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2008, 10:37:18 PM »
LMAO, thankfully my sexy hair is back.
Oh and I'm pretty sure the doctor was trying to tell me today that I have OCD, but he wouldn't come right out and say it.

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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2008, 10:44:18 PM »
LMAO, thankfully my sexy hair is back.
Oh and I'm pretty sure the doctor was trying to tell me today that I have OCD, but he wouldn't come right out and say it.
  ...I'm sure thats exactly what he told you Michael, but having OCD you might not have understood, rather you rushed home and googled OCD symptoms so that you would know exactly what it is all about, thats what us OCD peeps do, welcome to the club  :jam:

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2008, 10:54:02 PM »
LMAO, thankfully my sexy hair is back.
Oh and I'm pretty sure the doctor was trying to tell me today that I have OCD, but he wouldn't come right out and say it.
Well you came to the right place.  Come join the rest of us.  Would you like some cool-aid?

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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2008, 10:55:18 PM »
LMAO, thankfully my sexy hair is back.
Oh and I'm pretty sure the doctor was trying to tell me today that I have OCD, but he wouldn't come right out and say it.
  ...I'm sure thats exactly what he told you Michael, but having OCD you might not have understood, rather you rushed home and googled OCD symptoms so that you would know exactly what it is all about, thats what us OCD peeps do, welcome to the club  :jam:

LMFAO i did google the symptoms..

and I have pretty much all of them.
*is afraid*

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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2008, 11:07:22 PM »
We all do!
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2008, 03:34:22 AM »
If there is one thing Allan Wu needs to improve on is his dress sense. What's with the tank tops?  :groan:

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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2008, 10:38:28 AM »
If there is one thing Allan Wu needs to improve on is his dress sense. What's with the tank tops?  :groan:
It was hot? even the racers commented that it was the hottest day in Budapest. I have to tell you, I was pleased and am not complaining :D.

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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2008, 04:53:47 AM »
If there is one thing Allan Wu needs to improve on is his dress sense. What's with the tank tops?  :groan:
It was hot? even the racers commented that it was the hottest day in Budapest. I have to tell you, I was pleased and am not complaining :D.

Did we ever see the Philiminator wearing a tank top?  :lol:
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2008, 11:33:14 AM »
If there is one thing Allan Wu needs to improve on is his dress sense. What's with the tank tops?  :groan:
It was hot? even the racers commented that it was the hottest day in Budapest. I have to tell you, I was pleased and am not complaining :D.

Did we ever see the Philiminator wearing a tank top?  :lol:
No, but I want to  :lol:  :flirt:

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2008, 08:44:59 PM »
And puddin really wants to!  :js: ;D ;D
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2008, 09:38:41 PM »
And puddin really wants to!  :js: ;D ;D
Well Phil might not wear tank tops but he packs a kickass package in his pants :luvu:

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2008, 10:25:56 PM »
It isn't a tank top but something even nicer...





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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2008, 11:42:24 PM »
:wohoo:  !!! Am I ever happy I looked at "the most recent posts" just now!  :jumpy:  Looky what I found...um hmmm...it's saved in my Phil folder!!  :wohoo:
Thanks peach!  Wowsers!  Omgosh!  :jumpy:  :yess:  :-*  :jam: 




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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2008, 12:21:03 AM »
That's me--spreading Phil joy!  :angel: :lol: :angel:
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2008, 03:47:33 AM »
If there is one thing Allan Wu needs to improve on is his dress sense. What's with the tank tops?  :groan:
It was hot? even the racers commented that it was the hottest day in Budapest. I have to tell you, I was pleased and am not complaining :D.

Did we ever see the Philiminator wearing a tank top?  :lol:
No, but I want to  :lol:  :flirt:


Touche! You got me there.  :lol3:

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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2008, 09:52:00 PM »
I guess I never knew Allan had a blog, what a fun read and love the pictures that he shares!

http://www.alivenotdead.com/allanwu/blog.html?selection_all_page_1

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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2008, 12:18:12 PM »
Allan Wu is a tease, lol

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haven't seen the final cut for next week's episode so I'm psyched to see how it all ends up.  I'm also wondering whether another team gets eliminated? What do you think??


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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2008, 12:43:12 PM »
Oh thanks puddin!  I love his blog!

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« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2008, 02:46:38 PM »
I think if Michael McKay can arrange it, my next TARA interview will be with Allan.
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« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2008, 03:15:03 PM »
Allan Wu is a tease, lol

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haven't seen the final cut for next week's episode so I'm psyched to see how it all ends up.  I'm also wondering whether another team gets eliminated? What do you think??

What I think is that it is time for a NEL or TBC leg as episode 3.

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« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2008, 02:34:59 PM »
Allan Wu's final blog link.

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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2008, 12:06:23 AM »
 :-*

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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2009, 06:47:26 AM »
If you are near Kuala Lumpur, you may be interested in this?

Allan Wu will be hosting a mini-Amazing Race held as part of Taylor College's

Mass Colympics 09

date: 18th April 2009
time: 9am - 5pm

venue: Xtion Paintball Park

http://propassion.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2009, 12:43:06 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2009, 12:44:15 AM »
If I ever saw Phil and Allan together in real life I think I'd :faint:

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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2009, 02:54:40 PM »
That twitter says Allan and Phil were a scheduled 10 minutes away on Tuesday Sept. 15 from a meeting in California, but somebody forgot to tell Allan and he was 60 minutes away at that time. It sounds like it didn't happen.

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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2009, 04:19:56 PM »
After reading Allan's twitter and blog, it doesn't seem like he met up with Phil.

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« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2009, 04:24:36 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2010, 07:52:41 PM »
Allan has posted an entry on his website with pictures from the open casting call in Kuching, Malaysia.  He was there with three of my favorites: Vanessa Chong, Pamela Chong, and Bernie Chan.

http://www.wulander.com/2010/03/you-dont-have-to-be-famous/

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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2010, 05:09:55 PM »
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After a year-long break, The Amazing Race Asia host Allan Wu returns to helm the fourth season
Shuhaidah Saharani
Thursday, March 11th, 2010 13:01:00
 

Soon, fans of The Amazing Race Asia will once again be racing home to catch the show. That's right, after a year-long hia­tus, TARA, as the show is fondly referred to, is returning for its fourth season!
Everyone, from hardcore fans to prospective contestants, are getting excited. However, nobody is arguably more ecstatic than TARA's host himself, 38-year-old Allan Wu.

After hosting the show for three consecutive seasons, the hunky Allan is itching to get back in the game.

"I'm pumped!" said the model-turned-actor/VJ/host in a phone interview with The Malay Mail recently. "I'm really ex­cited. I've been anticipating it like every­one else, just trying to get all the pieces together. I just want to get ready and race again."

So what can we look forward to in the new race?

"You can look forward to the same host!" joked Wu, obviously not willing to give anything away and risk spoiling the show.

"And you can look forward to an all new line-up of contestants." Again, be­ing master of the obvious.

"Since the show took a year off, I'm hoping a lot more people will sign up for the race. I'm expecting a whole new bunch of contestants with different per­sonalities and from all walks of life, new countries to go to with all-new chal­lenges, surprises, twists, pitfalls - other than pit stops, of course. So, just expect the unexpected."

Cryptic, but it definitely sounds excit­ing.

But would it be exciting enough to woo Wu into participating, if given the chance?

"I would! If I wasn't the host, and with what I know now, I would definitely sign up for the race."

And who would be his dream race partner?

"In the past, I would've asked my wife. But now, I know there's no way she would sign up with me. We would prob­ably be arguing all the time, fighting and all the stuff - that would probably be good TV but I'm not all that excited about airing my dirty laundry," he ad­mitted, chuckling.

"So I think, a great partner would be Phil Keoghan, the host of the US version of The Amazing Race. Two The Amazing Race hosts racing together? Now that would be great. And we'll be arguing about our past contestants' racing ex­periences in our own race. That would be funny."

Continuing with the hypothesis, if Wu were to race, he'd have his own strate­gies to win.

"I think it starts with choosing the right partner. It also helps to decide with my partner what our strategies are early on. I would definitely watch previous seasons of TARA so I'd know what other teams did right or didn't do right."

 


A RACE AGAINST THE TIME: Wu with some of the contestants from TARA Season 2
He added, "I'll make sure that both my partner and I are in decent shape because we're going to be walking a lot and carrying this big backpack for quite a long period. And lastly, we'd just prepare ourselves to handle a lot of stress and be able to push ourselves to the limit. I have to remind myself to just go for it with an open at­titude, stay cool and not get too caught up in the moment and be too upset, emotional or angry because usually that's when teams start to tear apart."
Wise words from the host - so future TARA racer wannabes, do take note.

Three seasons on, with multiple locations vis­ited, tricks and cultures learned and contes­tants taken care of, surely Wu must have had some unforget­table experiences on TARA.

"I have a lot! Ev­ery time I'm at a new country that I've never been before, I'll try to soak it all in. I've been to Buda­pest, Prague, Cape Town, Auckland, Melbourne, Dubai, Oman... I'm just all over the place and each location is such a visual splendour in itself.

"On top of that, sometimes it's the teams. You see the human element of the show like when racers just feel like giving up, you know, they are tired, sun­burned but they still continue the race. And to see that desire, motivation and determination is truly inspiring. There are also times when I was stuck at the pitstop waiting for 15 to 16 hours between the first team and the last team. So, just sitting there until they have all arrived is an unforgettable mo­ment too."

Fans of TARA would probably know which season Wu was talking about. Yes, the third one where, after waiting 15 hours for the last team to arrive at the pitstop, Wu re­fused to wait anymore and went look­ing for the missing (not to mention losing) team.

Apparently, they couldn't find the tool to help them out in the race and in their exhaustion, decided to sleep it out in their car! Poor Wu had to go and wake them up.

In their defence, though, a race such as TARA can be quite tiring and a good sleep is quite a reward in itself. Not just for the contestants, but the host missed sleeping too, among other things.

"I definitely missed my family. I miss them, I miss sleeping and my workout regime. I use exercising to maintain my balance. It's hard, but I stay in shape during the race by using this exercis­ing band called Loopz, which my wife introduced me to, and I take that with me everywhere. But with family, I'll make some time to be with them (be­fore and after the race). Usually the kids, my daughter Sage who is five years old now and my son Jonas, he just turned four are always excited to see me after I've been gone for a long time. It's nice to know that you're missed."

So, would his kids be his proud­est, biggest fans?
"Yes, I think so. It's funny be­cause in the beginning, they're just puzzled watching the show and seeing their daddy on TV. Now, as they are older, they really understand what I'm actually doing. They get really excited to see their daddy going on to different countries and kicking out contestants along the way."

Going back to TARA and its history, which had a Malaysian team winning the first race, then down to the fifth place on the last race, what does Wu think of the chances for the Ma­laysian team or teams this year?

"Malaysian teams have always done so well in the race - it's like it's in the blood," he said. "I do ex­pect Malaysia to do well this year too. Teams from Malaysia and the Philip­pines always do well. There's a huge market for TARA in these two countries and a lot of fans of the show are from those countries.

"Basically, I think because when you're a fan, and you've watched the show every season, you talk about the show and you discuss the show with friends about what to do what not to do that when you participate, you have a good foundation already. So, one, you have the enthusiasm and two, you have the knowledge too. So I really think Malaysia will do well, defi­nitely."

Let's hope he's right. So, besides TARA, what other projects is Wu working on?

"Right now, Singapore is playing host for the very first youth-Olympic games later this year, so I'm doing this new reality game show called Game On for Star Hub cable TV in Singapore where we get kids aged 14 to 17-years-old to compete in various sports to raise the awareness of health and fitness, sports and competition. So I'll be doing that in a couple of weeks.

"Then I have some projects that are not yet confirmed, and after TARA, I might have a role in a movie. I think there are some Malaysian artistes as well, but this is also not confirmed yet. On top of that, I'm also helping my wife to promote the exercise tool called the Loopz which you can find out more at www.wureka.com and speaking of web­sites, I have my own where fans can go and visit too. Check out www.wulander.com to get to know me!"
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2010, 04:18:12 PM »
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Last call for amazing racers
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05:55 AM Mar 12, 2010

THE call-to-entry for the fourth season of The Amazing Race Asia is ending on March 22, so if you're still dragging your feet about it, don't. You don't want to miss what Allan Wu calls "the experience of a lifetime".

Having been the host for all three seasons of The Amazing Race Asia, Allan knows what he's talking about. "I have friends who'll come up to me all the time and go, 'You are team No 1!', 'This is a non-elimination round!', 'A detour is … ' I'm like, 'Okay, great'," said the 38-year-old, laughing.

And what makes The Amazing Race amazing? "Having the opportunity to go to different parts of the world that you probably wouldn't on a normal basis," said Allan, who named Prague as his favourite destination so far.

"As a contestant, I think, more importantly, it's testing your relationship with your partner, too. Under duress, under stress, lack of sleep, performing various tasks in exotic countries ... It's not like you're just singing on a dance stage, or you're stuck on an island trying to backstab people."

Ooh, a little competitive, are we?

The new season promises to up the intellect and sophistication ante. "There'll definitely be some twists and turns, and new challenges.

"Our show prides itself on trying not to replicate what we've done in the past, and give the audience something new."

That's why the show is looking for a wide range of contestants - "the more different, the better", Allan said.

If that's you, and you think you can handle a race around the world, and you have your trusty inflatable neck pillow at the ready, take Allan's advice for a winning strategy. "It's important to pick the right partner," he said. "And also it helps to get in shape, too."



For information on how to apply, visit www.axn-asia.com/tara. The deadline for submissions of applications is March 22.

http://www.todayonline.com/Plus/Television/EDC100312-0000084/Last-call-for-amazing-racers

Thanks to Allan for this article and the last article.

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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2010, 05:24:19 AM »
I'm glad Allan Wu has such a great career right now.

He used to be sort of like a joke in the entertainment industry in Singapore.. what a waste of talent it was for him then..
Glad that it all worked out!!

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« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2010, 05:09:15 PM »
Allan's entry about the open casting call in Kuala Lumpar:
 
http://www.wulander.com/2010/03/thank-you-kuala-lumpar/

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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2010, 04:46:38 PM »
Allan has two new entries:

http://www.wulander.com/2010/03/future-calvin-klein-model/

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Wu muscles in on Amazing Race
     
Tue, Mar 23, 2010
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BY VICTORIA BARKER

ALLAN Wu may be every bit the doting husband, but if the host of The Amazing Race Asia had to pick a partner for the reality competition, it would definitely not be his other half, Singapore actress Wong Li Lin.

When he spoke to my paper recently, Wu, 37, was candid. “There was a time when I would have loved to race with her but, now, I don’t think she’d want to race with me,” he said.

 
“I bet I’d be a real jerk and we’d be fighting all the time (thanks to my competitive nature),” he added with a laugh.

The two married in 2003 and have two children – daughter Sage, six; and son Jonas, four.

The guy’s ideal partner, instead, would be Phil Keoghan, who hosts the original American version of the programme.

“It would be cool to see how we would do together, and it sounds like a great draw,” he explained.

The show’s format sees 10 pairs racing across the world and undertaking various physical and mental challenges in a test of endurance to win the grand prize of US$100,000 (S$140,000).

It is recruiting teams for its fourth season, which is slated to begin filming in a few months.

The entire season takes about a month to film, said Wu, who is Chinese American.

And would-be racers will be glad to know that Wu – who has also acted in shows such as Chinese drama Bukit Ho Swee (2002) and the Jack Neo movie I Do, I Do (2005) ” promises that this season will be one hell of a ride.

He enthused: “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime thing you will treasure and cherish for the rest of your life, whether you win or not.

“I remember visiting Prague in a previous season and then the next day I was somewhere else… it’s really intense but amazing.”

Viewers need not worry about being left out, either. With the Emmy-winning American version now in its 16th season, the affable Wu thinks that the tried-and-tested formula cannot go wrong here.

“(In each season) you have a whole new bag of contestants with their own idiosyncrasies and personalities…that’s what makes it enthralling and enticing for the audience,” he said.

Wu should know – this is the dude who came in second on American competition series Fear Factor in 2004.

People think I’m a huge risk-taker, but I think it’s just my competitive nature,” he explained.

He then added thoughtfully: “I need to work on enjoying life a little bit more and appreciating what life has to offer…I’m in that process now.”

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« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2010, 07:04:23 PM »
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just found out he's one step closer to making a little bit of Amazing history in China. Wow. Big things could be right around the corner...

It may not mean anything, but I think it'll be interesting if he gets picked to host "The Amazing Race: China Rush."

As long as they're not filmed concurrently, it's definitely feasible for him to host both "The Amazing Race: China Rush" and "The Amazing Race: Asia."

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« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2010, 03:59:37 PM »
I guessed right about Allan's twitter hints about hosting "The Amazing Race: China Rush."

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Apr 10
15 One Truly “Amazing” Week

This week has truly been an amazing week for me…literally.  First, I kicked off the week with my special cameo on The Amazing Race, and it was great to hear from many long-lost friends back in the States.  I figure if I can’t make it back to the U.S. to meet them in person, the next best thing is to make a quick appearance on a TWELVE time Emmy Award winning television program, right?

Soon after the Singapore episode of TAR aired worldwide, a local newspaper in Singapore called The New Paper decided to publish my mug along with actress Christy Yow in our birthday suits for our upcoming movie, “Ge Ai.”

Little did I know that this publication decided to print some things that I did not say at all.  In fact, I only found out today after one of my producers for The Amazing Race Asia asked me why I was quoted saying that the recent episode of TAR could’ve been better?  Of course, the first thing I’m thinking is, “How could it be any better?  Heck, I’m already beside myself to even see myself in the program.”  But then again, the picture became more clear to me after I mulled over the situation some more.  Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of doing interviews.  I know it comes with the job, and I always endeavor to conduct myself with the utmost truth, honesty, and integrity.  Now, I don’t like to consider myself as someone who was “born yesterday,” but I always make the extra effort to always give every journalist a chance.  However, this “blasphemous burn” is gonna take a while to heal so don’t expect me to accept any more interviews from The New Paper…EVER.

Alright, enough of those negative vibes…let’s get back to being “Amazing!”

Things are moving along well for TARA4, and I got good vibes that this has all the bits and pieces to be the best season yet!  Thanks again to all the applicants who applied to have the experience of a lifetime, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing some of you in “Start City” in the near future!

Alright, I had a great time on TAR.  Check.  I’m now revving up the engines for TARA4.  Check.

So…it’s time to reveal an entirely new sort of “Amazing” with the first ever…

Yes!  The Amazing Race: China Rush!  In case you’re wondering, this is the real deal.  China will be producing its own official version of The Amazing Race franchise and Guess WU’s gonna be hosting this one too! 

http://www.wulander.com/2010/04/one-truly-amazing-week/

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« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2010, 04:15:19 PM »
WU--Hoo!! :hearts:

Thanks for sharing that!! We had fun watching him on TAR too!
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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2010, 01:22:24 AM »
At least i'll understand Amazing Race: China Rush better than all the foreign brazil/israel editions! :lol: :yess:

And Allan better not converse in Mandarin on the show to prevent widespread discrimination against Singaporeans chinese.. his Mandarin is..... :ascared

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« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2010, 04:25:18 PM »
Allan's latest tweet:
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The time is approaching to get my feet wet in China with a "Rush." A new adventure begins, but before that, massage & dinner with Da Wifey.

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« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2010, 08:07:45 PM »
OMG! TARA is good for him..... I wished China Rush had another host (maybe a female this time?)  :groan:


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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2010, 08:36:17 PM »
So TARA will be filming after China Rush. :P
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« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2010, 12:04:47 PM »
After watching three seasons of TARA with Allan Wu, I just have one thing to say.

Phil Keoghan needs to wear more tank tops!  :tup:

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« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2010, 09:03:41 PM »
From research laboratory to "China Rush" 
 
English.news.cn   2010-08-25 

by Sam Riley

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Living out of a suitcase is second nature to television host Allan Wu, who finds himself racking up the frequent flyer miles traveling to far-flung spots across Asia.

The host of the "The Amazing Race Asia" and its latest Chinese incarnation, "The Amazing Race, China Rush," Wu says that when he does finally take a rest he wants to relocate to Shanghai to break into the Chinese mainland's booming television industry.

The host and former Ford Model is based in Singapore but he is so convinced of the potential of the television market here that he hopes to move his family to Shanghai next year.

Wu burst onto local television screens earlier this month with the premiere of "The Amazing Race, China Rush" on International Channel Shanghai.

The 12-episode series shows the adventures of 10 two-person teams as they race around China.

Contestants are vying for the top prize of a trip around the world and face tough physical challenges including specially designed extreme sports events.

Wu faced his own physical tests, with the Shanghai production company Fly Films filming the series over 30 days in 10 cities across China.

"Your whole life becomes this race and you are constantly flying from one location to the next, trying to get there before the teams arrive," Wu says.

"I am just wiped out after I finish a series. After filming in China I came home for a couple of days and then I was off again around Asia for the next series."

His travels have taken him to almost every country in Asia as well as locations in Australia and the Middle East.

But filming in exotic locations for a smash hit television show is a long way from Wu's first career, as a bookish research scientist in the United States.

Wu, who grew up in Los Angeles, used to work in the biotechnology firm Chiron helping to manufacture biopharmaceuticals. But the sterile white-coated environment proved to be too stifling for the future television host.

His work included designing drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, different types of cancer and also developing gene therapies.

"If you had a passion for sciences, it was great. But I found that I was a bit more of an extrovert and I needed a more social environment," he says.

"This was a more controlled, isolated environment and definitely sterile in every sense of the word."

It wasn't until a serious snowboarding accident shattered his wrist that Wu decided to plot a course in the entertainment industry.

"I felt it was now or never. I have always enjoyed making people laugh," he said.

"In the States there are certain stereotypes about Asians - that we don't know how to speak English well, or that we only know how to do kung fu or that we are all the class nerds."

"I saw an opportunity to re-articulate that generalization. I figured then that now was the time to get out there and break into the world of entertainment and contribute to a positive image of Asians, namely Asian men."

Wu signed a contract with the famous Ford Model Agency in Los Angeles but it was a suggestion from friends to try Asia that sent him to Hong Kong in the late 1990s.

Gigs in television commercials followed and despite speaking little Chinese, he managed to pick up a job hosting MTV Taiwan.

He learned Chinese, hosted a number of the MTV shows and interviewed visiting music stars such as Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette, Enrique Iglesias, The Cardigans and the Smashing Pumpkins.

After two years with MTV he moved back to Hong Kong in 2000 and acted in more than 50 television commercials.

It was during a trip to Singapore that he met people in the entertainment industry and it was there that his career has blossomed.

Wu has spent the past nine years in Singapore and has broken into feature films, including his latest "Love Cuts" about the challenges of dealing with breast cancer.

"There is a small niche film scene in Singapore. We are trying to build it to the point of Hong Kong or the mainland," he said.

He has also been in several Chinese films, including "Kung Fu Hip Hop" with Fan Bingbing and Jordan Chen and "Night Corridor" with Daniel Wu (not related).

He has also stared in television dramas in English and Chinese that have screened in Singapore.

In 2005 AXN launched a regional search for a host of "The Amazing Race Asia" and Wu auditioned without much hope of getting the role.

But he was one of the final two and says a deciding actor was his motorbike. When producers saw he arrived on two wheels they figured he was the kind of adventurous, rugged host they were looking for.

Wu says coming to China was special as he could delve deeply into the country where his family has its roots. They come from northeast China.

"I had been to a few places in China before but the show gave me a chance to go to all these cities I had never visited, which was a big highlight," he said.

"The race gave me a chance to see so many different sides of China, the culture, the heritage and the people from around this amazing country," he said.

(Source: Shanghai Daily)
http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-08/25/c_13460740.htm
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« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2010, 12:01:40 PM »
Yes I believe his Chinese is not so fluent and may sound quite funny but its still listenable.

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« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2010, 10:52:10 PM »
Via Twitter:

Allan Wu
 has been hearing that a second season of The Amazing Race China Rush is a Greenlight "GO!" Wonder if the host can hack it once again? ;-D
23 hours ago via web
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« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2010, 08:46:51 PM »
This is only my opinion....


I think Allan Wu is not a very good host.

Rovilson Fernandez would make a better host of TARA.


I am biased though since I am a Filipino... lol


But when you see Rovilson hosting TV shows here in the Phils. like the Sports Unlimited show before, you would agree with me

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« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2010, 09:26:03 PM »
Just rediscovered this gem!

Wu-nderful race: MSN talks to Allan Wu
The charismatic and hunky host is back for the fourth time, reprising his role on ‘The Amazing Race Asia Season 4’. We sweat it out with the man, Allan Wu, who tells us that he’ll eliminate his actress wife, Wong Li Lin in the contest if he has to!



Courtesy of AXN
Hi Allan, how does it feel like to return to TARA for the fourth time?

I'd like to say that returning to TARA for the fourth time is as fun and exciting as the first time, but I wouldn't be telling the truth because it's actually even better each time. Now that I know what an amazing experience everyone has on the show, I just couldn't wait to get back to doing TARA.

Have you ever wished you were a participant and not a host?

When I first started hosting, I did sometimes wish (and wonder) what it would be like to be a participant and not the host. But with each successive season, I think about it much less because I know the other participants won't have the opportunity to return next time unlike me.

Would you join the competition with your wife?

I would be more than willing to join the competition with my wife. However, I know she doesn't share the same sentiments because she foresees us arguing a lot so that wouldn't happen. She believes in keeping the peace so I'm relegated to possibly eliminating her then.


LOTS more here!

http://entertainment.malaysia.msn.com/specials/the-amazing-race-asia-features.aspx?cp-documentid=4311314
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« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2010, 04:50:43 AM »
This is only my opinion...
I think Allan Wu is not a very good host.
Rovilson Fernandez would make a better host of TARA.
I am biased though since I am a Filipino... lol
But when you see Rovilson hosting TV shows here in the Phils. like the Sports Unlimited show before, you would agree with me

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So verrrry true!

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« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2010, 10:29:14 AM »
Alan is fine as a host. There's only one thing which he does on the show which is pretty disturbing.

*commentary*
Alan: This is blah blah blah, home of the blah blah blah and also *DRAMA* *OPEN ARMS* *PAUSES* THE FIFTH PITSTOP *PAUSES* *SMILES* *DRAMA*.. IN A RACE AROUND THE WORLD.

And he's been doing it pretty often this season. :groan:


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« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2010, 05:35:18 PM »
Alan is fine as a host. There's only one thing which he does on the show which is pretty disturbing.

*commentary*
Alan: This is blah blah blah, home of the blah blah blah and also *DRAMA* *OPEN ARMS* *PAUSES* THE FIFTH PITSTOP *PAUSES* *SMILES* *DRAMA*.. IN A RACE AROUND THE WORLD.

And he's been doing it pretty often this season. :groan:



You hit the nail on the head!

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« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2010, 09:55:58 PM »
Alan is fine as a host. There's only one thing which he does on the show which is pretty disturbing.

*commentary*
Alan: This is blah blah blah, home of the blah blah blah and also *DRAMA* *OPEN ARMS* *PAUSES* THE FIFTH PITSTOP *PAUSES* *SMILES* *DRAMA*.. IN A RACE AROUND THE WORLD.

And he's been doing it pretty often this season. :groan:




Hahahahaha. I can't believe you noticed the exact same thing.

The "...in a race around the world" part really is disturbing for me.  I always see Phil slapping Wu on both cheeks with a clue envelope everytime Wu does it.  :lol3:

Plus, I don't like the way he explains "detours", "roadblocks", etc which are the only role of the host of the show.

Maybe it's Wu's dimples that soften everything he does. hahahahaha

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« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2012, 10:40:11 PM »
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Updated: 2012-09-09 08:11By Mike Peters (China Daily)
 
   
 
 

Allan Wu is already looking to next year as the new season of The Amazing Race: China Rush begins broadcasting its third season. 





Think you've got what it takes for a dash across China? TV host Allan Wu shares some advice for reality-show wannabes with Mike Peters.

As the third season of The Amazing Race: China Rush hits the TV airwaves this month, Chinese-American host Allan Wu has a message for viewers who want to try out for the show next season: It's just going to get tougher.

"We would definitely like to make the race more demanding and rigorous," the energetic entertainer tells China Daily. Most participants have a sense of what they are getting themselves into because they have seen the show. But "I still have many contestants tell me after the race that it was much more challenging and difficult than they envisioned, which I believe is a good thing."

The new season features 11 fresh teams that set off from the Bund in Shanghai, racing around China and traveling to the most exotic and "off the beaten path" locations. (The second leg of the race: "way up north to the edge of China in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, and I couldn't even read the signs in the town," Wu says of the Russian-language storefronts.)

While having to find their own way, competitors face tasks that challenge them mentally, physically and emotionally - until one new champion finally emerges 12 weeks later.

"I've always believed that the best script is not having a script at all because this means anything can happen," Wu says. The season's first surprise has come already: One contestant was eliminated right at the starting line.

"The first challenge required every team to find the symbol for 'one' (in an ancient dictionary)," Wu says on his first website post since broadcasting began last week. "I had the unenviable responsibility of delivering the gut-wrenching news. Sorry, Rob and Jia Jia!"

The show promises viewers will "travel the real China in 576 minutes". That's 12 episodes of 48 minutes each, but Wu says the crew shot up to 100 hours of footage to produce some segments. Getting that down to a watchable installment took a team of editors with as much stamina as the contestants, he says.

The third season held challenges for Wu, too. The veteran model, vee-jay, martial-arts actor and entertainer didn't learn to speak Chinese until he was an adult. After taping at Channel ICS in Shanghai for the English version, he writes on another post, "now I prepare to flex my Mandarin chops for the Chinese version on Dragon TV this afternoon".

So what does it take to succeed on the show - or just get on?

"We generally get a few thousand applicants that audition for each season," says Wu, who previously hosted Amazing Race: Asia and competed on Fear Factor. "We have a lot of die-hard fans that try their luck and submit each season. Also, we have a lot of young fans who tell me how they can't wait to be old enough to apply for the race too."

We asked the certified physical trainer what advice he might have for fans who want to audition for the show next year.

"Stamina is vital to performing well during a race of this magnitude," he says. "So it's good to get out there and get moving with running or jogging. Once you've established a decent foundation, then you can maybe try doing the same thing with a weighted backpack so you are accustomed to being mobile and moving your personal belongings at the same time."

"Finally, you can spend some time trying to operate normally under sleep deprivation," says Wu. "During the race, there's not a lot of sleep to go around, so you need to be accustomed to staying sharp and alert even when you aren't getting enough snooze time."

Successful applicants definitely bring something to the screen that we know will entertain the audience, Wu says. "They generally are outgoing, extroverted, witty, fun, daring, and adventurous. I believe many who apply think that they got the 'right stuff', but we need to take a more objective stance and determine how each prospective team will measure up and compare to their potential peers and competitors."

With the new season "in the can", Wu says for the past several months he's just wrapped up the Adidas King in the Paint China Tour with NBA All-Star Dwight Howard from the Los Angeles Lakers, and then hosted coverage of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia motorsport race in Malaysia and Singapore.

In Malaysia, he's introducing a brand-new reality show for Channel AXN, and he's in discussions to do a TV drama series in Japan and a film in Singapore.

Before he knows it, he'll be back in Shanghai, where he moved last year with his family.

"We are absolutely loving it!" says the Southern California native, who is thrilled to be getting a better understanding of his cultural roots. "There's an old world charm here in Shanghai coupled with the modern metropolitan vibe of a big city."

Contact the writer at michaelpeters@chinadaily.com.cn.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sunday/2012-09/09/content_15745356.htm
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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2012, 12:43:32 AM »

Recent news from the "Hot Guy..."    :reindeer



Monday, December 03, 2012

Allan Wu Cooks Up A Storm On TV Tonight

Hot Guys Who Cook returns to DIVA Universal (Astro Ch702) tonight at 7pm with three brand new tantalising episodes. This time around, the hotties from Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Philippines are competing against each other to wow a mystery judge.


Allan showing off his dish


In tonight's episode, Allan Wu, Paolo Gonzalez and Zain Saidin show off their cooking skills in the kitchen. We recently spoke to Allan, who is known for hosting The Amazing Race Asia, to find out what's cooking in his kitchen...




Is cooking a passion or a necessity for you?

I would say a necessity. I do a lot less now because I have an Ah Ee here who helps me cook when I’m too busy and also my wife really enjoys cooking. I’m really fortunate that she is passionate about cooking. So I cook more out of a necessity.






What dish did you cook for the show?

It’s called Herb Crusted Roasted Chicken. It’s a whole chicken that’s been seasoned with rosemary and thyme, onion and garlic and lemon, on a bed of mash potatoes with a side of salad and homemade vinaigrette dressing. I’d say it’s my signature dish. It’s easy to cook and it caters to a large audience.



You're making me hungry already! Is that your absolute favourite food?

My absolute favourite food will still be Mexican food. I love all types of Mexican food. It’s generally somewhat healthy, colourful. There’s salsa and guacamole with pork or chicken or beef. There’s something for everyone. I grew up in the States and always loved Mexican. I wouldn’t say it’s the most sophisticated type of food but it gets the job done, you know?



Allan in action in the kitchen



Will you return to cook something else on Hot Guys Who Cook?

If they invite me back! It’s pretty funny because a lot of people know me as a certain persona on shows on other TV channels. They are surprised that I’m a talkative, funny, entertaining kind of guy. A big trash talker. I enjoyed myself competing with the other two guys. There’s eye candy and the contestants are just being natural and having fun. It’s perfect in time for Christmas. It’s educational and entertaining. You can learn a thing or two and you can sit back and relax and watch these guys in a different light.




What’s next for you?

China bought the rights to Gossip Girl so right now I’m shooting that. I just finished The Amazing Race China, our third season. We’re getting ready for Season Four. The Amazing Race Asia, I get asked all the time – I really do hope it comes back but still no word on it yet.


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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2012, 10:54:28 AM »
What is he doing in his shirt... hot guys who can cook should cook shirtless, IMO. :cmaslol

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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2012, 02:31:04 PM »
Here is another article as well!

‘Hot Guys Who Cook’ just got hotter

By MST Entertainment | Posted on Dec. 12, 2012 at 6:00pm | 97 views


Hot, sweet and yummy… oh, and the dishes they cook aren’t bad either. Every Monday, at 7 p.m., DIVA Universal serves up a fresh new batch of hotties that know their way around a kitchen—and to a woman’s heart. Now in its second sizzling season, this original series gets hotter as the gorgeous men from Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines crank up the competition in the kitchen to whip up a meal that would sweep you off your feet.

Allan Wu

Known for his dare devil and adventurous ways on Fear Factor, The Amazing Race Asia, and The Amazing Race China Rush, actor and TV host Allan Wu wants you to know that he’s fearsome in the kitchen too. He’s been pitching in the kitchen now that he’s a father of two and living in Shanghai, China. He’s come a long way since his days at Berkeley and presenting for MTV Taiwan. Always fun-loving and bold, this Asian action hero promises to bring it and outplay his competitors to win over the mystery judge with his wholesome chicken surprise.


http://manilastandardtoday.com/2012/12/12/hot-guys-who-cook-just-got-hotter/

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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #68 on: December 12, 2012, 02:31:52 PM »
He can cook for ME anytime!! :flirt:
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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2012, 08:51:28 PM »
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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2013, 08:20:19 PM »
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Singapore celebrity couple Allan Wu, Wong Li-Lin file for divorce
By Jeffrey Oon

Singapore celebrity couple Allan Wu and Wong Li-Lin are splitting up after nine years of marriage.

A media statement by their artiste management company Fly Entertainment late on Thursday said the couple "reached a mutual decision to get divorced".


read more here:
http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/blogs/singapore-showbiz/singapore-celebrity-couple-allan-wu-wong-li-lin-163846337.html
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Re: TARA Allan Wu (the host)
« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2013, 10:50:22 PM »
They were one of our first golden celebrity couple and I think... China Rush was the cause of the split. I think Li-Lin wanted to be near to Allan and decided to move to Shanghai with him, forgoing all her career etc... but I guess it still didn't work out in the end.


 

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