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“A digital influencer with a fit image” – Wall Street Journal

“GREEN GODDESS Candice Kumai has the right idea when it comes to superfoods and super beauty. The former model, wellness author, TV host, and top chef knows that natural beauty is at the root of all great style, and that it starts with how you treat your insides” – Chalkboard Mag

“Candice Kumai is the golden girl of the wellness world. She’s a go-to source on all things clean eating and also serves up some serious #fitspiration to tens of thousands on social media” – ELLE

“The Clean Queen. Candice is widely recognized as one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country” – CBS This Morning

“Candice Kumai, a prolific cookbook author, is one of the country’s most recognized clean-food chefs” – Prevention

Candice Kumai is one of the country’s leading wellness journalists. She is a 5x best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy, and Cook Yourself Thin. Candice is a regular contributor to E! News, The Dr. Oz Show, HLN and NBC’s Today. A professionally trained chef and Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. She regularly contributes to health and lifestyle publications such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan,Bon Appétit, Yoga JournalMen’s Health, Men’s JournalClean Eating, The New Potato, The Wall Street Journal, and Well & Good. She volunteers at dozens of charitable organizations and has traveled the globe surfing, soul-searching, modeling and researching wellness. Candice is an instructor at The Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City.

Candice has dedicated much of her time to philanthropic work, volunteering and mentoring in her community. She works in collaboration with The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), The Resolution Project, Thousand Days, The Japan Society, Wellness in The Schools (WITS), Health Corps, The US Japan Council, The Chef’s Garden, and The James Beard Foundation on a volunteer basis. She serves as a mentor for high school and college students through Health Corps and The Resolution Project, and volunteers at her local hometown church as well as soup kitchens throughout San Diego, CA.

As an invited speaker, Candice has spread her message of wellness in collaboration with global brands and institutions including Whole Foods, Reebok, the NBA, The New York Times, Equinox, Pure Yoga, SoHo House, The Bar Method, Lululemon, Yale University, University of San Diego, ABC Home, NYC Slow Food, and The Natural Gourmet Institute.

Candice is currently writing her sixth book on Japanese Wellness, studying in Tokyo, Kyoto, Koyasan, Kyushu and Okinawa. HarperCollins will publish her next book in summer, 2017.

Candice lives in New York City and is still obsessed with yoga, bar method, coconuts, avocado + her cat, Sisi.