Hyun Yu


What's one thing about you that would surprise people?

That I can read people's mind. Kidding, but I am pretty intuitive. I often feel it when something is off, even when things look good on the outside.


Can you do a handstand?

Nope. I have strong legs but my arms are pretty weak. Sometimes I have a hard time opening the door if it's too heavy. 


What website do you spend the most time on? 

I am often on my phone, on Instagram most of the time either posting for Hyworks or watching animal videos.  


Where did you work for your very first job?

My very first job was working for my parents building their own business. I helped them out at Sunday swap meets selling women's fashion. The business grew and my parents eventually opened several shops. I worked on weekends and when there was no school. Looking back, that all was a good lesson for what I am doing now.  


What's one thing you're really good at?

Coming up with a quick meals even when there's a lack of groceries. The other day, I made Korean steamed eggs with jar pickles on the side, and chickpeas marinated in sesame oil, salt and seaweed flakes. I know it sounds odd, but it was filling and tasty. 


Do you have a favorite way to relax? What is it?

Going hiking in the woods or lounging in bed with my husband Bill, and Maddy, my dog. 


What's your favorite thing to order at Starbucks?

I don't usually go to Starbucks. If I go I’ll probably order earl gray tea with steamed milk.


Are you a cat person or a dog person? 

I love them both! My first pet was a cat name Mau, and she has taught me to love animals. For a long time I said I was a cat person until I fostered and finally adopted Maddy, @maddypuffears. She's a poodle mix, has calm energy and loves to watch you intensely. I love spending time with her and often take her with me wherever I go.


Skincare product you swear by? 

I have chapped lips and hands, so I keep Soul Sunday Golden Pear lip balm and O’Keeffe Working Hands nearby. For my face I recently discovered Farmacy Honey Drop moisturizer, it’s full of antioxidants. I love how hydrating it feels on my skin. 


What's the first thing you do when you get up in the morning? 

Before getting up I think about what I need to do that day. Then I fully wake up with 2 cups of hot tea with milk. 



Check Hyun out on Instagram and her website.

And check out her full-length interview here.