Words matter. These are the best Gok Wan Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I realized I could affect how people treated me by how I acted.
You can go one of two ways with festive dressing. All of the sparkles can be about the outfit or the accessories but not both.
If I could wear sport-luxe all the time, I would.
With all its glamour, drama and of course the royalty, there is nothing quite like Royal Ascot.
My biggest problem is not acting my age.
I dropped out of my drama course at university after a year and just floated from rubbish job to rubbish job, with no self-esteem and no idea what I wanted to do.
Fashion can be extremely fickle so you need to work on your image, self-worth and confidence.
Everyone has something about themselves they hate. I once worked with one of the most beautiful women in the world and she absolutely hated her feet.
I adore opera and I truly believe it is one of the most beautiful art forms on Earth.
We don’t talk about body dysmorphia and we don’t talk about body hatred either. We keep it really isolated and I think that injures us as we get older because it becomes habitual.
I love tracksuits because they’re so comfortable.
I get very, very jealous if I see people who are dressed better than me.
I’ve been on lots of bad dates and it’s never been because of me.
House music for me was incredible. It was a huge part of my growing up and developing into a young adult because I found a community within music.
I’m the best flirt in the world.
I describe our family as the Transformers. Separately, we can do our own thing, but the minute we start locking in, we become a force to be reckoned with. We become Optimus Prime.
My family is normally ‘Shameless’ meets ‘The Royle Family.’
With my family, all they have to do is look at me and they know what’s wrong.
I have severe OCD and I like fun too much.
I was brought up in a restaurant, I’ve worked in catering my whole life up until I was 20 full-time almost, I was a chef for my dad for many years.
If I’m writing a book or doing something where I’ve got a lot of time at home, then cooking is always a really good distraction for me from what I’ve got to do.
I’m an open book.
One piece of advice: unless you’re an electrician, do not wear your mobile on your belt.
It’s absolute hell having no money – I’ve been there and I do not want to go back there again.
I had a huge crush on Tony Blair, in a totally sexual way.
Everyone finds interviews nerve-wracking so try updating your interview outfit with some new accessories, such as a fabulous silk scarf, so you feel great and know that you look a million dollars, even if you’re feeling a little apprehensive.
I had such a terrible time at school, just an awful time of being bullied.
I love dating. Where else can you go and talk about yourself for three hours?
I don’t regret having been fat at all.
I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and absolutely hate what’s looking back at you, and to pick up a fashion magazine and think, why can’t I look like that?
Anyone can apply for ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ – same-sex couples, themed weddings, traditional weddings, the full works.
I’m thick, actually. But it doesn’t bother me. I think I’m really clever.
If you’re comfortable with who you are that’s the healthiest you can ever be.
I’ve always thought I’d have kids.
I do have a camp side to my personality, but I also have a ‘Top Gear’-loving, football-loving side.
If you are going to splurge out and have a month of bad eating and drinking, that’s absolutely fine as far as I’m concerned but what you need to do is get some balance to make sure that you are looking after yourself and you are getting your five-a-day, making sure you’re getting your minerals, protein.
You know what, I’m just grateful to be offered relatively long-term contracts for as long as a year at a time.
The attractions of Thailand for me are the shops and the colorful street markets. There are loads of bargains and it’s a dream destination for shopaholics like myself.
Many Euro-Asian homes have a cupboard devoted to Chinese ingredients. The smell cannot be contained and it’s my earliest memory. I both object to and love it.
We had quite an unconventional family life because my parents ran a Chinese restaurant.
My first role in catering was front-of-house, at five or six, at my parents’ restaurant in Leicester. Me and my brother were dressed in tuxedos and we’d greet guests and be paraded around like show ponies.
There are two types of woman – those who don’t do anything with accessories and those who wear so many that they look like a Christmas tree.
My non-Chinese food favorite… can I say sushi? It’s still Asian.
I came from a council estate in the ’80s which was predominantly black, white or Indian. Being Chinese mixed race we instantly stuck out.
I haven’t really had any bad experiences coming out. No one’s ever rejected me. There was me, running around in a sarong at the age of 16 – they probably knew.
My family are absolutely the most massive thing in my life. Oh, and fashion.
I am terrified of being old and single.
David Bowie and Elvis Presley are my style icons.
If you have an amazing sparkly dress or dramatic outfit, make sure you keep the accessories simple.
I hate being on my own, I rely on my friends and my family and my job to keep me occupied and to make me feel comforted and wanted and needed and all that stuff.
Well, I’ve always been quite experimental with how I look.
I was born two months premature with jaundice, twisted legs and a hole in my heart.
Well, when you’re on the television you constantly get asked to work with charities and it’s really hard to work with all of the charities that ask you, and of course we all want to give back.
I’m a neurotic attention-seeker.
Suddenly fame came along and I started getting attention, and it was so foreign to me that it took a long time to get my head around it.
You have to stop registering size with negativity. The biggest body can be absolutely beautiful.
My ethos is that every woman deserves to look and feel truly fabulous regardless of her budget, size and shape.
My dad taught us all a very strong work ethic so I’m constantly thinking, ‘When is this going to end? When am I going to lose my appeal and have to do something else?’
When I was first in the fashion industry, I would get hired for a day and be thankful that they wanted me back the following day. There was no long-term security.
I make sure that I’ve got a very healthy perspective on what I look like and what I should look like and what makes me happy.
There’s a lot of psychology involved in my work, a lot of mind play going on when you try and convince someone to feel good about their bodies and have the confidence to walk down a catwalk naked when, initially at least, it’s probably the last thing they’d plan to do.
I love to be close to shops as shopping is one of my biggest passions.
I’ve always had an amazing connection with women – a real love of them.
It’s not like I’m going to be the new tele chef or anything, I don’t want that at all.
My dad, John, was from China and he met mum after he moved here in the 1960s.
I’m very shy deep down.
I might do the odd grilled tuna steak, but I don’t think you can call that cooking – it’s more like heating up, isn’t it?
I come from quite a heavy matriarchal family, and my older sister was a huge influence on me.
I’m very lucky because I have people that look after me and manage my time for me.
Growing up without much money made me more ambitious.