|Birth Date||June 11, 1972|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Years Active||2006 - 2012, 2014 - present|
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 hosted all four seasons of The Amazing Race Asia and the 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"
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: /alliminater
- Allan's Wikipedia page: Allan Wu
|The Amazing Race Host Index|
Phan Anh • Jaime Arellano • Grant Bowler • Rony Curvelo • Alexandre Delpérier • Freddy dos Santos • Phil Keoghan • Huy Khánh • Raz Meriman • Jon Montgomery • Toya Montoya • Dustin Nguyen • Derek Ramsay • Ron Shahar • Alexander Sidorenko • Harris Whitbeck • Allan Wu • Paulo Zulu