Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are a world leading Media Personality, Fashion Model and a Style Icon. How do you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
Ms. Mia Kang: Thank you, I take that as a real compliment, and I appreciate it. On the one hand, I’ve been in this industry for so long I am used to handling myself accordingly. On the other hand, I am just myself. I am down to earth and make a point to stay genuine and stay grounded. I grew up as an overweight bullied kid, and never thought I would be a model, so I do not take it for granted. I will always be true to myself, so this lifestyle almost requires no effort. I love what I do and I’m passionate about it. I appreciate when people support me (when I’m booked for a job, when I’m interviewed, when a fan writes to me) and that’s what keeps a big smile on myself. I enjoy the press, I enjoy my job, I enjoy reading and replying to supporters, I enjoy this interview! If people take time to support me I will always give 110% back.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine which you may wish to share?
Ms. Mia Kang: I train Thai Boxing/Muay Thai. I spend as much time as I can training in Thailand at my gym Yodyut in Koh Samui. We train hard, twice a day, in the heat. We train technique, cardio, strength and resistance, and HIIT.
I love learning and mastering things – whether it be surfing, hiking, boxing, martial arts, scuba diving, skateboarding, I love trying things and working towards a goal. I am not the kind of person who can just run on a treadmill for hours day after day. I love the outdoors. I get bored easily so I like to do a mixture of things and change my workouts. When I don’t have access to the outdoors I’ll do anything from yoga, Pilates, barre, spinning, boxing, running. I think we should do different things so we work different muscle groups and your body doesn’t take one specific form.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Mia Kang: I believe in listening to your body. If you crave certain things it’s because your body needs something and is trying to let you know. I love food, I grew up in a very culinary family. When I need to watch it, I watch it. When I’m training hard, I eat accordingly. I like to stay active so I can enjoy my food. I have cheat days. I have days I just eat salads. Listen to your body, everything in moderation. I definitely avoid highly processed and packaged foods. I avoid a lot of salt and sugar, and I enjoy eating clean. I am not a picky eater though.