SO I REALIZED IN ANSWERING MY OWN INTERVIEWS RECENTLY THAT SOME QUESTIONS DURING THESE WERE FAR FROM PERSONAL. WHICH IS TOTALLY FINE; WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT OUR WORK! STILL, SOMETIMES AS READERS, WE ARE LEFT WANTING TO GET TO KNOW THAT PERSON BEYOND THEIR CAREER— AND I THINK IT'S A SHAME THAT SOME OF THESE SUPER IMPRESSIVE PERSONALITIES AROUND US ARE OFTEN SEEN AS RIGID WHEN THEY'RE REALLY SUPER SPUNKY. WHICH IS WHY I WANTED TO ADD EXTRA SPICE TO THE QUESTIONS THAT I ASK— AND TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE 1000% HUMAN, EVEN IF THESE SUPERWOMEN/MEN SEEM BEYOND IT SOMETIMES!
MEET YOUNG AKA @YAYAYAYOUNG
Young has been SUCH an amazing and supportive friend of mine in the past year and a half-- I would almost even say that he is my favorite person I've met ever (despite our interactions being mostly virtual as we met during lockdown clubhouse era!)
He is always all ears always there to support me and everyone else who is lucky to be in his life-- his friends' brands, his friends babies-- whatever it may be!
I am so proud to call him a friend but even more proud to have him be such a leader in the skin care community with all his knowledge in K-beauty AND the Korean diet! His commentary on both is always refreshing and knowledgeable; and also incredibly funny! I've never not cracked up watching any of his tiktoks!
Who are you?
Young-Seok Yuh aka @yayayayoung
Describe yourself in 4 words:
Bald, Energetic, Depressed, Excited
Do you believe you’ve found your calling?
Hail to da yaz
What motivates you?
A lot of things motivate me, but the biggest motivation is being able to help others with what I’m building/what I’ve built
Who was integral in helping you get to where you are today?
Definitely every single person who was willing to answer a question that I had, took time out of their day to check up on me, or someone who helped me when I really needed the help
What is your mantra?
“I create my own path and walk it with joy”
Who are you inspired by? I’m inspired by all the previous generation beauty people who are STILL TO THIS DAY grinding 24/7 and innovating the industry
Your favorite: I am my favorite
Designer: Is Uniqlo a designer? AHAHAHAHA
Healthy Restaurant: Chipotle
Guilty Pleasure Restaurant: Chipotle
Podcast: Joe Rogan Experience
TV show: The Office
Song: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Away
You’ve been working so hard— and we are all in awe! What are 3 tips you can give your community or those who want to follow in your footsteps?
Create content that you enjoy and that YOU WOULD WATCH YOURSELF. It is SO important for you to go back and look at your production and see if you would watch it yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re proud of the video you made or it holds a special place in your heart. If you can’t watch your own video with excitement and happiness, then why would anyone else?
Do not care about the numbers whatsoever. The numbers will come. It’s a slow and steady growth cycle, but the growth will come!
Don’t try to copy someone else. Do what is unique to you. What can you do/show that no one else can imitate or emulate?
What’s your daily workout routine?
I don’t have one currently, BUT when I do, I do the bro split: chest/tri/shoulder accessories, back/bicep/calves, shoulders, legs/shoulder accessories, abs 2x a week
What are some things everybody should know when it comes to wellness?
Wellness isn’t just mental. What you eat truly does affect your mental state and your energy levels. Find balance with your internal and external factors to find your wellness state
What are some of your favorite Kbeauty secrets and routines?
Honestly, it’s to layer toner 2-3 times, sometimes up to 7 times. Hydration for me is a HUGE factor for my skincare. KBeauty taught me that hydration is everything in skincare
What is your favorite Crushed Tonic benefit?
My skin just feels more elastic and absolutely glowing. I look plump~
Favorite Crushed Tonic flavor? OR Favorite Crushed Tonic recipe?
Favorite is original, but for recipe:
Matcha Crushed Tonic, frozen mixed berries, oat milk, wasabi
And now, spill the C-Tea ;) 🍵
Celebrity (or non-celebrity) crush: Sally :]
Biggest red flag: being rude to the server at a restaurant
How to win you over in a DM: Something funny, it HAS to be funny
Advice you give but never follow: Be consistent with your skincare LOLLLLLL
What does your dating bio on your app say?: Taken
My Love language is: Acts of service