While attending UCLA, Misa caught her big break and signed with LA Models as one of their top models, becoming the Asian face for companies from Target to L’Oreal. During this time, Misa knew she wanted to take her career a step beyond modeling, and founded a Vietnamese Food Truck, Nom Nom Truck, right out of college.
Over 4 years, Nom Nom Truck was featured everywhere from The NY Times to Sunset Magazine, and was even featured on the Food Network, for the reality TV show The Great Food Truck Race. Despite this success, Misa had to close Nom Nom Truck in 2013, due to issues with her business partner, and took a break from the food scene. During this time, she moved to San Francisco, and focused on learning about online marketing—everywhere from SEO (search engine optimization) to content marketing – and even founded a startup in the process.
But the Misa’s story does not stop there. After a 5 year hiatus, and a longing to get back into making people happy through food, Misa has now launched Nom Nom TV – a cooking show focused on bringing delicious Asian-inspired food to the masses. Inspired from her experiences with family, friends, and travel, Misa will bring you the best, most coveted Asian Inspired cuisine from her family, directly to your kitchen. Episodes range from the best items to buy at 99 Ranch Market to how to make the best banh mi of your life. To follow Misa’s latest adventures in modeling and food, you can follow her through Instagram, or cook with her on her YouTube Channel, Nom Nom TV.