Ika Wong is a Toronto-based television personality. She’s known for being on two seasons of one of the most popular reality TV shows across North America, Big Brother Canada. Her impact and popularity on the show has made her into a renowned public figure and a notable and influential person across her social media platforms.
Her fun, sassy and vibrant personality is contagious and she has left a remarkable impression. She is known for finding the perfect balance of being highly professional and fun-loving while representing any brand that she is associated with.
She has worked with insight productions, Slice TV, Global TV and has been on multiple radio stations across Canada. Due to her remarkable television presence, she is now a part time correspondent for ET Canada.
Ika prides herself on living a well-balanced life. She maintains a healthy balance between being an entertainer and a mother.
What was your first job?
Denny’s lol, I was 16, and I hated it. The only fun part was that a lot of my friends worked there and we would joke around.
Best advice for people getting started in your industry?
BE YOURSELF. Be genuine. All the good things I’ve ever gotten in life were from by being myself.
What are your favourite media outlets, not including your own?
The Breakfast Club – I watch them on YouTube all the time; they always have updates on what’s going on in the entertainment world. I love it.
Three of your favourite accounts to follow on Instagram?
The Shade Room– it’s hilarious! It’s like following a reality TV show, it’s so funny.
Evelyn Lozada – I’ve always loved her. She’s a reality TV personality. She was a teen mom and seeing how far she’s come is really inspiring to me.
Draya Michele – Another TV personality who was a teen mom. I love her lifestyle: she’s a business owner, is super into fitness and is so stunning.
Best interview you’ve ever had?
Roz Weston from ET Canada interviewed me once and I put my foot in my mouth. I always love looking back at that interview and laughing at myself.
I had to interview some people I literally couldn’t stand for segments. It was a great learning experience for me though; I learned how to handle myself professionally and saw the bigger picture in getting the job done.
What rule(s) do you live your life by?
Build your confidence and you’ll build your empire.
Pretentious people – there’s nothing I can’t stand more than people who think they’re so cool. I can see right through how fake they are.
Confidence – I feel like anything great starts with having a good self esteem and great confidence. It’s an attractive quality.
You’re boarding a plane tomorrow. Where are you headed?
To see my boyfriend…. we’re in a long distance relationship.
Khloe – they’re all super rich but she seems like the most relatable.
Who would be cast to play you in the movie version of your life?
Haven’t found her yet.
Riverdale (don’t judge me lol).
I’m not a big book person. I like reading the shady comments on Instagram and Twitter though.
Arisa Cox, the host of Big Brother Canada. Not only is she beautiful and talented but she taught me the importance of being humble, kind and appreciative for everything you have.
Song of the moment?
Anything Cardi B.
iMovie lol. It helps me to edit my videos. I’m not tech savvy for the other ones yet.
One thing you can’t live without?
Demetres (my boyfriend).