Allyn Hoang, Eye Opener Host

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Allyn Hoang, Eye Opener HostLast meal on death row: Dodge’s spicy fried chicken (you can find it at a gas station in Kentucky), homemade chunky mashed potatoes with brown gravy, fresh coleslaw, and a honey biscuit from Church’s.

You know you’re from Texas when: When you get made fun of for saying Y’ALL “too much.”

What keeps me going: Boundless curiosity and a voracious appetite for learning.

You should hear me sing: …in Spanish.

I’m known around the newsroom for: Appeasing my inner-thrill seeker.

Favorite Viral Video: Fish with human teeth.

Johnny Depp Willy Wonka or Gene Wilder Willy Wonka? Johnny Depp – Willy Wonka or not. :p

Chocolate or vanilla? Nutella. 

High five or fist bump? High five.

Secret celebrity crush? Anthony Bourdain.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: TV personality Anthony Bourdain poses in the press room during the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 16: TV personality Anthony Bourdain poses in the press room during the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Food Trucks: Yum or yuck? Yum!

Fad you are embarrassed you got into: I persuaded an orthodontist to convince my parents to get me braces in 4th grade because I thought it looked so cool (I still had baby teeth… that ortho is terrible). Needless to say, I ended up having to wear braces for a very long time. I had them twice for a total of about six years.

Best DFW tradition: Summer nights at the Nasher Museum Garden.

Favorite CW33 show: Eye Opener TV.

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Favorite DFW late-night food: Fried chicken…

Fav Halloween costume: One time, I was a cat.

Best superpower: Being able to stop time.

In which reality TV show would you most likely be found? The Amazing Race.

13: Lucky or unlucky? It’s relative.

Superstitions? Don’t believe in them.

Favorite family tradition: International travel, being outdoors, and, of course, playing with our cats.

I give back to my community by: You’ll often find me hosting community events around DFW, fostering unity and camaraderie. On holidays, I’m at the Salvation Army serving meals to the hungry.

If I had free time, I would: Continue hustling. Relentlessly chasing the dream and putting in work. Or I’m probably reading up on something.

Backstory:  Allyn Hoang is a host on Eye Opener TV, a nationally syndicated morning news show airing on The CW. You may have also seen her fill-in host on E! News Now and regularly featured on The Huffington Post. As a journalist, she is committed to enterprising stories that inform and educate viewers about issues affecting everyday lives. Allyn covers everything from personal finance, economics, and business to trending news and lifestyle. The former Miss Asian American Texas is a broadcast journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

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