“In a time long ago, before the first nail salon in Orange County and Tila Tequila probably wasn’t even born yet… there was Tom Vu.”

Tuan “Tommy” Vu is a Vietnamese-American poker player, real estate investor and speaker best remembered as a video professor and infomercial personality in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

As a Vietnamese immigrant, he presented himself as the classical ‘rags to riches’ story.


Tom Vu, the original Vietnamese pimp and video professor, is an icon today for his bad English promises to fame and fortune. Tom knew only one truth. If you came to his seminar, then you would make money, have luxurious things, and score lots of women.

“Do you think these girls like me? NO, they like my money!”

Tom didn’t mind telling you that working hard was dumb, girls want your money, and your friends are all losers! How can you not love this guy.

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Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.