Life Hacks, Tips, And Gems Brought To You By Awkwafina

Our iHeartRadio MMVAs host, Awkwafina (AKA Nora Lum), is known for her comedic demeanour, but what is often overlooked are the lessons behind her hilarious self-directed jabs and comments. To help you get to know our host a bit better, we’ve collected a curation of some of Awkwafina’s best inspirational quotes.

Here are some life hacks, tips, and gems brought to you by our girl Awkwafina.

It’s okay to have a persona, but it’s not healthy to have it on all the time

“You become more wary about fake people that you surround yourself with,” Awkwafina said to Refinery29 when discussing her alter ego. “It’s an imperative need for me to completely be Nora, and that’s it. My family does that for me, but I need my friend group, and my significant other, to understand that part of my life, and I need to be able to come home and turn it off.”


You can find your own personal bliss anywhere you go


Being confident with who you are will always pay off in the long run

“I don’t care if people think I look stupid,” Lum said to Forbes. “I know what I’m good at on camera…you have to be visually confident. If you are, it shows. You have to do what fits for you, and you need to know what you can’t do because it doesn’t look right and feel right.”


Women deserve the very best


You can use a few lazy hair days to your advantage

“You know what’s another good technique?” Awkwafina asked E!. “…just putting your hair up in a bun and leaving it like that for days. Then when it comes out it’s like, perm who?”


ASMR is all fun and games until you fall down into the rabbit hole


This is the #MajorKey to succeeding in your industry

“Whatever your profession is, you need to know who your audience is, but you have to be willing to do things that other people in your industry aren’t willing to do…[that’s what] will set you apart,” Awkwafina explained to Inc.


It’s important to stay grounded even when you’re doing astronomically well in life

“I don’t expect anything to be handed to me. I don’t ever expect people to kiss my ass. I don’t expect to treat people disrespectfully, because I know how that feels, and how that works,” Awkwafina said to Refinery29.


Never give up on your dreams

“Awkwafina was a dream I was chasing, and in some ways, I am still chasing her. But we need to take risks. We need to go broke. We need to prove them wrong, simply by not giving up,” Lum wrote in a recent Twitter post.

Awkwafina hosts the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs, which goes down on Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT on CTV and Much.