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Vern Yip
Born June 27, 1968 (1968-06-27) (age 41)
Occupation TV host and interior designer

Vern Yip (born June 27, 1968, in Hong Kong) is an interior designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He periodically appeared on TLC's Trading Spaces through its fourth season, and was known for frequently including silk, candles and flowers in the rooms he did. He is one of the panel of judges on HGTV's Design Star. Currently, Yip is hosting HGTV's show Deserving Design.[1][2]


Early life

Yip went to high school in northern Virginia at McLean High School in the class of 1986. He originally set out with the goal of becoming a physician, as his parents felt it would be a good career for him. After earning two degrees, just prior to entering his pre-medicine program, he changed his mind, and decided to get into architecture.[3] Yip states he would have been quite happy running a design company, and never intended to become a television personality, but he's very pleased with the new show, and he felt it was what he was meant to do. [3]

Personal life

Yip and his partner welcomed son Gavin Joshua Mannox, born by surrogate, in January 2010.[4]


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