We had the good fortune of connecting with Dora Chu and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dora, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
The most important lesson that I’ve learned is that no man is an island- in my case- no fashionista is an island.
I’ve been humbled to see how much help I both need and receive from my spectacular team.
If I say more- that would be giving away my trade secrets.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We are all “fearfully and wonderfully made” , and everyone is unique and worth celebrating. The emphasis for me as an interviewer is to enable my guests and the audience to embark upon an entertaining journey, and come out the other end- happier and a little more self aware.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
DoraSpectacular is a lot of fun to check out…. we would watch some DoraSpectacular videos, especially the FGI Night Of Stars recaps as they are truly the Best of D.
A perfect day also would include: visiting the Kimball Museum and the DMA in Dallas. Maybe FourDayWeekend Comedy would have a performance. Maybe they would let me come up on stage….
We’ll go to the gym- I love Lifetime Fitness at Premier Place- to walk off the seven and half pounds of queso, southern fried chicken, apple pie, and Baskin-Robbin’s chocolate trilogy ice cream cones that we’d enjoy nightly.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
COLTEN WINBURN- he’s Spectacularness. He has helped me fashion my alter ego, and voila – here she is: a spectacularly quirky Asian redneck.
And since it says that I may Shoutout to a group: I’d love to Shout Out about four friends, PEGGY, WENDY, PAUL and GINNIE who all had such an enormous impact on my life.
I have to include my older brother, DENNIS, who’s always been there for me. Like I say, no fashionista is an island!!!
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