Vern Yip is a Honk Kong-born American interior designer and an actor. He is best known for hosting the show Trading Spaces aired in TLC. Apart from that he was also one of the judges in the reality competition show Design Star and has also hosted Deserving Design.
Vern Yip's early life
Vern Yip was born on June 27, 1968, in Hong Kong. He was brought up by his mother together with his sister. Yip is an American by nationality and belongs to East Asian ethnicity.
He moved to join McLean High School in northern Virginia in 1986. Yip earned double degrees, in Chemistry and Economics, at the University of Virginia. Later, he joined Georgia Institute of Technology where he completed his masters in management and architecture.
After completion of his school, he focused to get into architecture.
Vern Yip's career
Later, Vern Yip began running a design company but never tried to become a television personality. However, it was only after he got a chance as a cast in a television show, he realized that he was meant to do this.
Hong Kong-born American interior designer Vern Yip rose to stardom after his appearances in an hour-long American television reality program Trading Spaces that was aired on TLC and Discovery Home.
He has also served as a judge of an American reality competition show called Design Star. Vern Yip also hosted four seasons of a half-hour show called Deserving Design, which was aired on Home and Garden TV network.
Yip made his television debut as a designer in an hour-long American television reality program Trading Spaces, which aired on TLC and Discovery Home. This show was presented by Paige Davis and Alex McLeod. Likewise, he also featured in the seven seasons of an American reality competition show Design Star.
Vern Yip involves himself in numerous volunteer activities. He has done design work for New York City's 2009 Snowflake Ball, a fundraiser for UNICEF.
Vern Yip's personal life
Currently, he is in a good relationship with his girlfriend Craig Koch. On January 6, 2010, the couple welcomed a son Gavin Joshua Mannox via surrogacy. On March 12, 2011, the couple again was blessed with a child named Vera Lillian Beatrix, again via a surrogate mother. Currently, he is single but we hope that he will soon share his married life with his wife.
Yip is also active on social networking sites including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has more than 32K followers on his Twitter account and over 22.2K followers on his Instagram account.
Vern Yip's net worth
Yip is one of the popular interior designers from the United States. He collects a handsome sum of money from his professional designing career. His appearances in television series pay him a decent amount of salary. As per the report of 2018, he has successfully banked a net worth of around $3 million. His net worth is no less than some of the renowned big screen celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Gary Busey, Chris Tucker, and many others.