|Education||BA, Marketing from De La Salle University and Master of Entrepreneurship from Asian Institute of Management|
|Alma mater||De La Salle University|
|Occupation||TV host, entrepreneur, columnist, club owner.|
|Years active||2003 - Present|
|Television||Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition, Tweetbiz Insiders, Party Pilipinas, Events Inc., Living It Up, The Tim Yap Show|
* Best Lifestyle Show Host - 2007 & 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV (for Living It Up)
* Best Lifestyle Show Host - 2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV (for Events Inc.)
* Most Stylish Male Host - 2010 StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards
* Outstanding Young Filipino in Entrepreneurship - 2013 Gawad Amerika Awards
Tim Yap (born Timothy Yap) is a Filipino TV and radio host, newspaper editor, creative director, columnist, club owner and eventologist from Manila, Philippines. He also owns several clubs in the Philippines. He currently hosts The Tim Yap Show which airs weeknights on GMA-7, edits a pop culture section of The Philippine Star entitled "Supreme", and hosted the morning radio talk show The Playground on 99.5 PLAYFM.
Early life and career
Tim Yap was the youngest of seven kids. While attending high school at Saint Jude Catholic School, he won the lead role in Lost in Yonkers, which marked the 25th anniversary of the Repertory Philippines, but his parents and his school didn’t allow him to go, so he attended rehearsals in secret, informing the school security guard that he had the permission of his teacher and principal to leave school. "My parents had no clue that I was going to Repertory," he said. "All along they thought that I was just attending a rehearsal for a school play until they read about it in the newspapers." After several roles for young characters, Yap continued on as a production intern for repertory plays just to be involved. He eventually evolved into an events producer, which led him to be sought after to handle product launches and fashion shows.
Yap graduated from De La Salle University with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and later on received his masters degree in entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management. He edited the "Super" section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and then left the Inquirer to start the "Supreme" section of the Philippine Star.
Tim Yap hosted the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards in 2010 and 2011. He hosted Miss World Philippines in 2011.
On January 21, 2013, The Tim Yap Show premiered on GMA-7, with Yap as the host of the self-titled celebrity talk show. It is currently in its third season, which premiered Oct. 28, 2013. Aside from television appearances, he hosted the morning radio talk The Playground on 99.5 PLAYFM with Sam Oh and Nikko Ramos.
In 2007 and again 2008, he received the PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Lifestyle Show Hosts award with Raymond Gutierrez and Issa Litton for Living It Up. In 2009, he also won the same award but with co-host Sam Oh for Events Inc.. His show has also won "Best Lifestyle Show" for three consecutive years at the PMPC Star Awards. In 2010, he won Most Stylish Male Host at the StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards. In 2013, he was awarded Outstanding Young Filipino in Entrepreneurship by Gawad Amerika.
Yap's entrepreneurial ventures have included his own line of watches, toys, t-shirts and fragrances, as well as ownership in several clubs in Metro Manila, Angeles City, and Boracay.
In 2005, Yap became a co-owner of Embassy Superclub with Erik Cua, and Fernando Aracama. It was remodelled in August 2009 and then re-opened as Encore. In 2010, Yap, Cua and Aracama opened Republiq SuperClub at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. Republiq has recently been recognized as one of the top 100 clubs in the world by DJ Mag.
Yap is the co-owner of the Opus Luxe Lounge, Cafe Republiq and Cabana Club at the Resorts World Manila, Manor SuperClub in Eastwood, Quezon City, Aracama's Filipino Cuisine in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Privé Luxury Club, and The Tides Hotel in Boracay. He also formerly owned establishments outside Metro Manila, such as Mansion Club in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Tim Yap is currently an endorser of many brands, including Belo Nutraceuticals, BlackBerry, FILA, Globe Tattoo, as well as a brand ambassador for Procter and Gamble hair care, personal grooming and skincare, the style hub, The Ramp Crossings MAN, Technomarine, and Rolls Royce.
Since 2008, Yap has been an active supporter of the Virlaine Foundation, a non-government organization engaged in helping street children. In 2011, he spearheaded the Rice Up for Street Children campaign after having been named as the foundation's Ambassador of Goodwill.
|2003||Anghel sa Lupa||Raphael||Produced by Regal Entertainment|
|2004||Mano Po III: My Love||Chinese Opera Director||Produced by Regal Entertainment through MAQ Productions; an official entry to the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2005||Bikini Open||Talent manager|
|2009||Lola/Grandmother||Himself||Opening film at the Venice Film Festival|
|2009||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Himself||Produced by Regal Entertainment; an official entry to the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2011||Temptation Island (2011 film)||Himself||Produced by GMA Films|
|2011||Tween Academy: Class of 2012||Himself|
|2011||Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (film)||Himself|
|2012||Sosy Problems||Jamie Yap||Produced by GMA Films; an official entry to the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival|
|2013||The Bride and the Lover||Himself||Produced by Regal Entertainment|
|2004||MTV Supahstar: The Supahsearch||Judge||MTV Philippines|
|2004||Wazzup Wazzup||Host||Studio 23|
|2005||Glam: The Smart Gold 2005 Red Carpet Special||Host||RPN 9|
|2007||Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition||Contestant||GMA7; Third to be eliminated in Season 1|
|2007-2009||Living It Up (Philippine TV series)||Host||QTV|
|2009||Project Runway Philippines||Guest Judge||ETC|
|2009-2011||Tweetbiz Insiders||Tweetmoso-in-Chief / Main Host||GMA News TV|
|2010||V Trends||Host||Channel V; he became the only Filipino talent to have hosted his own show for both MTV and Channel V|
|2012||Legacy (2012 TV series)||Justin||Main cast; 98 episodes|
|2012||Startalk||Host||GMA7; Segment host for the Plug In for celebrity social media|
|2012||2012 Metro Manila Film Festival||Presenter||ABS-CBN|
|2013–present||The Tim Yap Show||Host||GMA7|
- Sunio-Granali, Demai G. (July 4, 2012). "Tim Yap on life in South Africa: "It was so simple pero ang dami kong profound learnings"". pep.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "The Tim Yap show premieres today on GMA". philstar.com. Philstar. January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Yap, Tim (February 2, 2013). "We've only just begun". philstar.com. Philstar. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Zulueta, Elgin (May 30, 2009). "Tim Yap: Supreme Creative Visionary". asianjournal.com. Asian Journal. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Pagsolingan, Karen (May 23, 2007). "Tim Yap suspended from "Super" section". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Reyes, William; Godinez, Bong (December 1, 2008). "GMA-7 wins Best Station, ABS-CBN bags most awards in 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Bonifacio, Julie (December 1, 2010). "ABS-CBN hailed as Best Station in the 23rd Star Awards for Television". abs-cbn.com. ABS-CBN. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Pagsolingan, Karen (October 29, 2012). "Tim Yap's "very basic" grooming routine". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Tim Yap shows his holiday style trove from The Ramp". philstar.com. Philstar. December 21, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Pastor, Pam (November 15, 2009). "Ballroom dancing (!) at Embassy-now Encore". inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- Belmonte, Maureen Marie (July 1, 2011). "Manila's Republiq SuperClub turns one". mb.com.ph. Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Top 100 Clubs of 2013". djmag.com. DJ Mag.com Ltd. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- Pagsolingan, Karen (October 18, 2012). "Why Tim Yap is dubbed "the light of the party"". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Blackberry 10 launch party". philstar.com. Philstar. May 21, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- Benavidez, Kathleen (July 26, 2012). "Georgina Wilson, Tim Yap, Borgy Manotoc and Fabio Ide run for school rooms". pep.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- "Rice-ing up for street children". philstar.com. Philster. November 14, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- "Winners of first Celebrity Style awards bared". www.abs-cbnNEWS.com. ABS-CBN. October 6, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "KAPUSO ABROAD: 12th Gawad Amerika Awards Gives Top Citations To Kapuso Celebrities". GMA Network. November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- Gonzalez, Bianca (October 20, 2013). "Tim Yap: From shy guy to celebrity". www.philstar.com. The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
- Yap, Tim (September 27, 2013). "Tim Yap Tweet". Retrieved November 28, 2013.