- Graduated from high school at age 16.
- Niece of Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo.
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Betta Kappa from UCLA at 19.
- Was crowned Miss Asia America in 1996 and Miss Chinatown USA in 1998.
- Has narrated several audio books, including The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God's Wife, both written by Amy Tan.
- In 2010, she wrote and starred in Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open, a one-woman show about her cultural journey from Singapore to America.
- Is a classically trained pianist and specializes in the Chinese zither.