"You are the hero of your own story" - Joseph Campbell
Stephanie Pham is a Vietnamese-American actress, model, martial artist, and co-owner of the YouTube channel/production company, Art School Dropouts. She is most known for her roles in The Legend of Korra: A New Beginning, I Need a Hero, and The Forgotten Kingdom: A Kung Fu LARP Story web series, and host of Hey Pham! Friday vlogs. She also appears regularly as Matt Granger’s co-host on his YouTube channel.
Stephanie has dedicated most of her life through training Taekwon-do at Red Tiger Taekwon-do and is now a 4th degree black belt. She has performed at various events as well as represented the United States in 2 World Championships and earned 2 medals! Despite the rigorous training, she is also a sophisticated woman with a strong modeling portfolio. She was the 1st runner-up for Rutgers University’s Miss Vietnam New Jersey 2013 and 3rd runner-up for Pennsylvania’s National American Miss Pageant. And more recently, she became a published model in various editorial magazines like Elegant Magazine and Salysé Magazine.
As a graduate of the University of the Sciences with a Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, she has a very strong business sense coupled with exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Armed with these skills, she is highly sought after for her management abilities demonstrated on various sets as well as her YouTube channel, Art School Dropouts. Her stern ways earned her the nickname "Mom" by the Art School Dropouts team and guides them with laser-precision focus on sets and with daily business operations.
And with a serious issue of “white-washing” within the entertainment industry, Stephanie tackles this issue by challenging the status quo as beset demonstrated by the various video projects Art School Dropouts release. It is her mission to normalize diversity in the entertainment industry so that everyone can relate to that hero inside.