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VICE Asia Pacific / web
15:08

Why This Former K-Pop Singer Left Fame Behind To Become a Monk

From performing pop songs on stage to singing Buddhist prayer songs on YouTube.
Local Legends
9:09

The Designer Making Luxury a Ritual in LA

No matter the luxury you’re creating, it always has a choice of remaining integral. In this custom episode of Local Legends in collaboration with Acura, we’ll introduce luxury-wear designer Brenda Equihua and her Mexican heritage that inspired it.
VICE Asia Pacific
14:23

I Trained With BTS: Being on the Brink of Fame and Then Losing it All

Kim Ji-hun trained with 30 other trainees for what would later become the biggest K-pop band in the world, BTS. However, life had other plans for Ji-hun.
Local Legends
11:31

Meet Florida’s Python Cowboy

VICE meets up with wildlife influencer, Trapper Mike to see how he's amassed such a devoted following by going on hunts to rid the Everglades of various invasive species.
Influence
13:21

They Killed My Father and Kidnapped My Brother

Mahrang Baloch is an activist using social media to highlight the issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan.
Local Legends
11:08

75 Arrests, 134 Marathons & 1 Stabbing: Kansas City Superman

Local Legends meets a one of a kind jogger in Kansas City named the Kansas City Superman.
Local Legends
7:55

London’s Joyful Lockdown Ravers

We meet Joy Anonymous, a dance collective that brought happiness to Londoners during the misery of lockdown by throwing parties on the River Thames.
Local Legends
13:51

Undressing the True Story of the Naked Cowboy

Profiling the local heroes.
Local Legends
10:24

The 60-Ton Junk Cathedral of Texas

Vince Hanneman, AKA The Junk King, has become famous in Austin for the massive, multi-room, 60-ton Cathedral of Junk he has been building on his property since the 80s.
Local Legends
7:14

The Furniture Salesman that Saved Houston: Mattress Mack

If you live in Houston, you probably know Jim McIngvale as his alter-ego "Mattress Mack." Mack is fixture of Houston and a true local legend.
Local Legends
6:34

Pancho Claus is Coming to Town | Local Legends

Since 1981, Richard Reyes has played the part of Pancho Claus, dressing up in a zoot suit and delivering presents in a low-rider to kids around the city.
Local Legends
11:06

Dennis Woodruff

Profiling the local heroes.
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