Herworld: You starting at SMU University this year with plastic surgeon degree, tell us why plastic surgery?
Tayla Luu: Plastic surgery is an art form, it requires delicate hands and sharp eyes. I’ve never had either but I would like to challenge myself at SMU to one day acquire those talents.
Herworld: As your mother won the biggest pageant titles in the world, Mrs Universe 2017, do you follow her footstep one day?
Tayla Luu: I haven’t really thought about it but this right here might be the first step to follow her! She is my role model and I wouldn’t trade her for anything else in this world, she’s molded me into the person I am today.
Herworld: Who is your favorite singer and what made you feel to fall for his/her songs?
Tayla Luu: Currently, it’s Olivia Rodrigo. Her music is so heartfelt and honest. I feel like I can relate to her music because we’re the same age. My favorite song from her album is “good 4 u.”
Herworld: Who is your favorite music band and why?
Tayla Luu: My favorite band is Blackpink. Each member is strong and empowered, but they can also showcase a cute and more “girly” side. My bias is Lisa because she is the main dancer and as someone who has danced for most of her life, I deeply respect her dancing and dedication.
Herworld: Name your 3 favorite colors and why?
Tayla Luu: When I look at baby blue and a pastel purple color, I just feel relaxed and happy like a child. White is my other favorite color because to me it represents purity and innocence.
Herworld: Which is your favorite food that you could eat all the time?
Tayla Luu: There’s a Vietnamese dish called “banh canh.” It’s a mixture of thick noodles, a variety of seafood, and fresh herbs all in a savory soup base. My grandmother makes it the best, I wish she would cook it everyday that way I can eat it everyday.
Herworld: Tell us more about you and your future plans?
Tayla Luu: I’m 18 years old and I love to play golf and tennis. Recently I’ve been getting more into fashion, especially vintage clothing. I think my love for vintage comes from watching Emma Chamberlain, my biggest fashion icon. I have a pet pomeranian who I just adore and love to play with whenever I can. In the future, most likely at SMU, I would love to go study abroad in Korea. Not only do I want to explore the culture, Korea’s innovation and technology makes them number 1 in the plastic surgery field. I want to learn from them and incorporate their techniques here in America.
Talents: Tayla Luu.
Photographer: Filbert Kung.
Stylist: Wilford Lenov.
Makeup and Hair: Vincent Tran.
Editor by Vincent Tran.
Productions: Cory Couture Productions