The nation’s favourite style guru, Gok Wan, is not only on a mission to get people feeling and looking great, but to embrace their differences. From presenter to DJ, chef to a fashion expert, Gok wears many hats and strives to showcase his and others’ cultures in each, championing people to love their curves, heritage and everything that makes them unique. A down to earth and open speaker, at events, Gok shares his experiences of racial discrimination and homophobia and discusses actionable advice for corporate clients to improve inclusion in the workplace.
Best known for his presenting roles on hit television series like Say Yes to the Dress UK and Gok’s Fashion Fix, Gok has become an icon for body positivity, using his platform to promote self-love and kindness. Rising to prominence in the early 2000s, Gok changed the game when he hosted ‘How to Look Good Naked’ which aired for five years and recently returned in 2019 due to popularity. Equally proud of his Asian roots, Gok has made a name for himself in the culinary world as an on-screen chef and cookbook author, where he shares traditional Asian home cooking with his own modern twist.
Honoured with an MBE for his services to fashion and social awareness, Gok’s extensive career has proven influential in educating the public on the strengths of diversity. As a speaker, Gok draws on his decades of presenting experience and benefits from recognisability amassed over multiple channels, including his most recent DJ venture; Isolation Nation in 2020.
Gok hasn’t always been a confident role model, in early adulthood he suffered with anorexia and depression which coupled with homophobic and race discrimination led him to a downward spiral. Now, he finds strength in his past to empower others to love their differences and works with corporate audiences to improve their diversity and inclusion culture.