Janet Hsieh (Traditional Chinese:謝怡芬, b. January 20, 1980, Houston, Texas) is a Taiwanese American television show host and model based in Taipei, Taiwan. Janet is the host for the Discovery Travel and Living channel hit program Fun Taiwan. The television program is currently in its 10th season and has expanded to include Fun Asia.
Hsieh's travel tours include visiting exotic places and adventures that incorporate a combination of local tour guide and personal discovery. As a tour host, she is always smiling with a down-to-earth style, highly driven to try any new challenge or obstacle.
PersonalJanet is an American Born Taiwanese (ABT), born and raised in Houston, Texas, whose father is from Kao Hsiung and mother is from Taipei. Janet graduated with a double major in Biology and Spanish from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has also studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in Argentina and briefly at UCLA and UCSB, in California. She is an avid violinist since the age of 5 and performed with the Texas Young Virtuoso all over US and Europe at a young age, including a performance at the White House for George H.W. Bush. Janet also holds a black belt in Taekwondo, and is a trained sushi chef and circus performer. She speaks five languages (English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish, French).