Getting To Know... Christy-Anne Lopez

Get ready to meet Christy-Anne Lopez, one of the stars of cooking show "Chef Dynasty: House Of Fang"!
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Getting To Know... Christy-Anne Lopez

My full name is… Christy-Anne Lopez. 

My birthday is on... 2nd of July.

How do you identify? I am a Filipina queen!

Three words my friends would use to describe me are… positive, funny, and adventurous.

My favourite place in the world is… my bed.

One thing you must know about me is… that I will eat your french fries if you don’t finish them.

One surprising thing about me is… that I’m an adrenaline junkie. I love to rock climb, drive fast cars, ride crazy rollercoasters, and do anything slightly dangerous.

Something I can’t live without is… chocolate.

My favourite dish/meal is… pad see ew.

My favourite thing from working on Chef Dynasty: House of Fang is… having fun with my Fang Fam and learning how to serve crazy dishes like our White River Fish Soup and Sizzling Fried Rice like a BOSS!

What I hope resonates the most with the audience from Chef Dynasty: House of Fang is… the importance of embracing your family’s culture and always staying true to your authentic self.

One behind-the-scenes fun fact or story is… that I’m wearing an awful wig for the TikTok dancing scene in the first episode for continuity purposes.

A song I would recommend right now is… “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus.

A TV show/movie I would recommend right now is… Chef Dynasty: House Of Fang, of course!

The last dream I had was… that I showed up to the Los Angeles Auto Show for work completely naked.

One piece of advice I would give my younger self is… that there will never be a perfect time to start, just go for it and execute with confidence! OWN. IT. You’ll learn what you need to learn along the way. 

What I love most about my heritage is… that we are fun, happy, high-energy, hospitable people. We always want everyone to feel like family and feel comfortable. I also love that my heritage loves to perform whether it’s singing, dancing, or acting. We are expressive, fun-loving humans!

You’re in a zombie apocalypse; what is your weapon of choice, and why? A Hattori Hanzo sword, like in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. A gun wouldn't be smart because you'd run out of ammo. Kill Bill is one of my fave movies of all time, and I feel like Beatrix Kiddo, aka Black Mamba, did some damage with that thing.

To me, diversity means… seeing differences. Diversity means seeing a spread of representation and appreciating the differences from one another. I love that Chef Dynasty: House Of Fang brings diversity to the network by showcasing an all-Asian cast, which is so perfect for the Food Network because food is about culture and appreciating different flavors and cuisine inspirations for what many of us enjoy the most: EATING DELICIOUS FOOD. 

Chef Dynasty: House Of Fang is being broadcast on the Food Network now. Christy-Anne Lopez can be found on Instagram here.
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