Grace Lee is an established Korean television and radio host residing in the Philippines. In her career, she has worked with various competent media houses hence becoming a household name in the country. Also, she once hit the headlines for dating the 5th president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III. That aside, what else do you know about this media personality?
Grace is a woman whose track record speaks on her behalf. Her skills and devotion are among the traits her admirers would love to poses. Between the year 2011 and 2015, she appeared in fifteen television shows as a host, anchor, and co-host.
Even after retiring from the media, she remains to be a role model for many people. Wait, what was the magic behind her success?
Grace Lee profile summary
- Date of birth: 4th October 1982
- Place of birth: South Korea
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Age: 37 years old
- Occupation: Television journalist and radio host
- Education: Ateneo de Manila University
- Nationality: Korean
Grace Lee biography
Grace was born on 4th October 1982 in Seoul, South Korean. She spent most of her childhood in South Korea. However, due to the nature of her father’s job, they moved to the Philippines while she was ten years old. Her father was a renowned businessman dealing in motor vehicle importing.
It is in the Philippines that she grew and completed both her high school and college education. First, she attended St. Paul College (2nd to 4th grade). Later, she proceeded to Ateneo de Manila University, where she graduated with a degree in Communication Arts.
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After school, she started her career by hosting minor cultural events that enabled her to gain the experience to join the Filipino media space.
Unfortunately, Grace Lee religion is yet to be identified. It is so because she rarely speaks about her religious life on the public.
Grace Lee nationality
Often, people mistake her to be Filipino. Well, as per 2012, she was Korean. However, she has indicated an interest in obtaining Filipino citizenship by neutralization together by sister. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell if she finally succeeded because she has not been in the public limelight for sometimes now.
Grace Lee age
At the moment, she is 37 years old. While turning 37, she took to her Instagram, posting a series of appreciation messages with family and friends. She thanked her family and friends for being there for her when she needed them the most. In one post with friends and family, she wrote:
With family and those who are like family for all the well wishes I have received today, I simply had to pray for all their's to become reality thank you Lord for all the love that surrounds me.
No doubt, she is one woman with a perfect body physique. The last updated statistics indicated Grace Lee height to be 1.62m.
Is Grace Lee married? Well, she is currently single. However, in 2012, she was rumored to be in a relationship with the president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III. She came out verifying the claims in several instances.
With the rumors, most people believed that the president was going to be Grace Lee husband. Unfortunately, the relationship between Grace Lee and Noynoy Aquino did not work out. Until now, it is difficult to tell what happened between the two lovebirds.
Who is the new Grace Lee boyfriend? Unfortunately, she has never posted one in her social media pages yet. In other words, she is either single or does not want to share her personal life with the public.
In 2017, a wedding video between Grace Lee and Jose Alvarez emerged online. The unverified video shows the two tying the knot in a church.
Arguably, she is among the most Korean women with a successful career in the Filipino media scene. All of Grace Lee host roles depict her as a woman who has a passion for whatever she does. Here is a summary of her career both on radio and television.
Between 2007 and 2012, she was co-hosting the Good Times with Mo on TV5 network alongside Mo Twister and Mojo Jojo. In the same year, she was invited by Q network to host a show known as The Sweet Life.
In 2010, she landed another gig on the GMA Network. The name of the show was Eateria, a reality cooking show. It aired once a week, Sunday mornings. In the same year, the same media company invited her to host another show known as Diz Iz It. She hosted the show six days a week. Grace was also an anchor for GMA’s 24 Oras Weekend show for close to two years.
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She also hosted and co-hosted various shows alongside prominent media personalities such as Cheryl Cosim, Martin Andanar, Raffy Tulfo, and Erwin Tulfo, among many others. Some of the shows include:
- Balitanghali (2011) at GMA News TV
- Cooking With the Star (2012) at GMA Network
- Andar ng mga Balita (2012 - 2013) at AksyonTV
- Wil Time Bigtime (2012- 2013) at TV5
- Good Morning Club (2012 - 2014) at TV5
- Wowowillie (2013) at TV5
- Aksyon Weekend (2013 - 2014) at TV5
- Aksyon sa Tanghali (2014 - 2015) at TV5
- Aksyon sa Umaga (2014 - 2016) at TV5
It is significant to point out that she spent most of her career working for TV5 and GMA Network. Indeed, Grace Lee Philippines’ stay can be appreciated through her accomplishments, especially in these two television networks.
Where is Grace Lee now?
Where is Grace Lee and Paolo Bediones now? Well, most people do not know that they are entrepreneurs. First, Grace owns a production company by the name Zenith Media Contents Philippines. The company is located in Korea. So far, she has helped many television stations to produce numerous shows, programs, and movies.
Second, she loves cooking. In an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal, she revealed that she has always had a strong passion for cooking. Apart from being a journalist and radio host, she said that she is a chef by training. She has obtained a diploma from the Global Culinary Academy while working under GMA Network.
After quitting television and radio in 2015, she decided to venture into the restaurant business. Grace Lee Korean restaurant business seems to have picked well because she currently owns over 13 in Korea. The restaurants are popularly known as Kko Kko.
Social media presence
Here is a link to her Instagram account:
- Grace Lee Instagram: @gracelee_1004
Grace Lee scandal
Dating the president was alleged to be a national scandal by a section of the Filipino population. Being a migrant and public figure put her in the spotlight, with many people expressing different views regarding the relationship. What is more, some people made a mockery of her because of the 22- years’ age difference between her and the president.
Grace Lee is among the women whose contributions to the growth of society is commendable. She is proof that women can pursue their dreams and succeed as their male counterparts. Overall, Grace is a role model for many young ladies who would love to excel in whatever they do.