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Sung Andersen, Nonprofit Fund-raiser

“In New York, I can dress like this—I’m a girlie-girl—but in Korea, I can’t. There, it’d be like I was trying too hard to look younger.”

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Are you a full-time Manhattanite?
We have a farm in New Jersey—I have horses and donkeys, and my husband has pigs.

Why don’t you share pigs?
He’s selling them as meat—I have a hard time watching them every day and then eating them.

Where did you grow up?
South Korea, but I’ve been in New York since I was 16. I think I got my style from Korea, especially the headband look. I don’t like hair on my face, so I wear a lot of bows and headbands and ribbons.

Back to the pigs … Is that what your husband does for a living?
No, it’s not a major source of income, though we do sell to some major restaurants. Daniel Boulud bought some the other day.

Interview by Emma Rosenblum


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