Allan Wu (Simplified Chinese: 吴振天；pinyin: Wú Zhěntiān) is a Singapore-based Chinese-American actor and MTV Asia VJ who has hosted three versions in The Amazing Race franchise, The Amazing Race Asia, The Amazing Race: China Rush, and The Amazing Race China.
He is the only person to have hosted more than one version of the show.
Allan is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley but found difficulty in maintaining interest in his course. He eventually discovered his desire to become an actor after an accident made him reassess his life. Blessed with a great physique, he had a stint as a model for the Ford agency. During that time, he participated in an episode of the reality competition series Fear Factor. Taking a chance, he packed up his bags and went to Hong Kong for acting jobs. (Men's Health, November 2006)
Despite struggling with limited knowledge of Mandarin and Cantonese, MTV Taiwan gave him a chance and he became one of their VJs. He was even able to co-host a Christmas concert. Acting jobs soon followed as he co-starred in the television drama series Wu Yan De Ai for Singapore's MediaCorp and followed by a role in the romantic comedy film I Do, I Do.
Amazing Race Career
Allan has hosted all five seasons of The Amazing Race Asia and all three seasons of The Amazing Race China Rush. He currently hosts The Amazing Race China.
- Joyce Ramirez at Manila Bulletin (03/15/2010): "Amazing Allan"
- Victoria Barker at AsiaOne News (03/23/2010): "Wu muscles in on Amazing Race"
- Tracy Low at The New Paper (07/28/2016): "Allan Wu returns as Amazing Race Asia host"
- Sarah Chang at Today Online (08/02/2016): "Amazing Race Asia host is not ready to be eliminated just yet"
- S. Indra Sathiabalan at The Sun Daily (10/20/2016): "Wu-ing back viewers"
- Joyce Teo at Strait's Times (02/07/2017): "Amazingly fit reality TV host: Allan Wu's secret to looking fabulous"
Social Media Profiles
- Allan's Website: http://www.wulander.com/
- Allan's Facebook: /allanwuofficial
- Allan's Twitter: @wulander
- Allan's Instagram: /wulander
- Allan's YouTube Channel: /alliminater
- Allan's Wikipedia page: Allan Wu
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