[Interview] Kevin Woo Shares His Epic Experiences While Filming ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ for 60 Hours

Premiered on March 22, the Viu Original Production ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ is nearing to the end of its 8-episode series and viewers are loving every single episode because it is as real as it gets. The reality travelogue is heavily influenced and driven by social media, as fans get to engage directly with the host and cast members while voting real-time for their choice of missions and the course of their epic adventures.

Through the dedicated hashtags #ViuNoSleepNoFOMO and #ViuEngage, fans and social media followers were able to follow and watch ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ come to life, doubling the fun in this new interactive element introduced by the Viu Original production.

Hosted by Paul Foster, the Hong Kong episode was joined by Korean-American singer and host, Kevin Woo, where they took on various missions to showcase a refreshing twist of the city, all within 60 hours without any sleep. This episode also features a special guest appearance by the Running Man star, Kim Jong Kook, as he joins the duo to complete more missions in the city.

Even though Kevin was not able to be present at the ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ launch party in Singapore last month, we managed to score an email interview with him as he shares more about his filming experiences and gives tips to overcome one’s Fear of Missing Out. Read on to check out the interview!

(Kevin Woo trying out Snake soup for the first time!)

Q: What was an epic experience you’d never imagine yourself doing on ‘No Sleep No FOMO’?
Kevin: Trying out Tai Chi with the elderly in a park. It was such a calm and relaxing experience. I don’t think I’d ever try it on my own.

Q: How was it like trying out snake soup? Would you recommend this dish to others?
Kevin: The thought of it freaked me out at first, but then I heard it was good for my health, so I tried my best to enjoy it. If you lack stamina and want to tell a cool story, you should try it.

Q: What do you think of Kim Jong Kook and Paul Foster as fellow travel companions?
Kevin: It was awesome to have the chance to travel with Kim Jong Kook. He is a veteran in the K-POP scene and I’ve grown up admiring his music and also watched him on the show ‘Running Man’. He was so humble and fun to work with. Paul was so brave to try new things and his positive energy was very contagious.

Q: What was the longest record you held without sleeping and when was the last time this happened?
Kevin: Probably when I shoot music videos which can take around 36 hours without sleep.

Q: Are you someone who likes to go according to plan or is flexible when it comes to traveling?
Kevin: I usually enjoy planning a trip in advance. I like to know where I’m going and who I’m meeting to make the most of my time.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how adventurous are you?
Kevin: I would say 7. Not the most adventurous person but if someone is willing to do it with me, I’m usually down to do it. For example, I’m a bit scared of heights but my friends wanted go cliff jumping, so I gathered up my courage to jump with them.

Q: Could you share some tips to others on how they can overcome their fear of missing out?
Kevin: You can always FaceTime or share pictures and videos with friends or family when you feel like you’re missing out. Or plan your own cool trip to make others feeling like they’re missing out.

Q: If you could experience another episode of ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ and going without sleep for another 60 hours, would you do it again?
Kevin: I don’t think I’d mind because I had the time of my life in Hong Kong and experienced things I would’ve never experienced on my own. Next time, I’d love to try it in a tropical island like Bali!

Catch Kevin Woo in Episode 5 of ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ and be sure to check out the earlier series that are available on and on the Viu app! New episodes will be released every Friday at 8pm in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Myanmar.

In case you missed it, find out what went down at the ‘No Sleep No FOMO’ launch party that took place in Singapore last month:

(Photos Credit: Viu)


Viu’s No Sleep No FOMO Cast Members Share Their Filming Experiences

An all-new Viu Original Production, No Sleep No FOMO will soon premiere on Viu this March 22 with a total of 8 episodes. Hosted by entertainment veteran Paul Foster, each episode rides on the phenomenon of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and allows viewers to engage directly with the show and its cast members.

The social media-driven reality travelogue was joined by some of the hottest celebrities and influencers including Eric Nam, Alexander Lee Eusebio, Kevin Woo (Korea), Benjamin Kheng, Nat Ho (Singapore), and more, along with a special guest appearance by Kim Jong Kook in the Hong Kong episode. Each episode also showcases the featured city with a refreshing twist as the cast members take the road less travelled and challenge themselves with missions after missions within 60 hours, sleep excluded.

Featured in the first two episodes of the show which was filmed in Singapore and Malaysia, Eric Nam revealed that the filming experience was cool and fun because everything was basically unplanned.

Through the missions, he experienced crashing a wedding, where (in his words) he turned up ‘shamelessly’ and ‘underdressed’, and shared that he also did a stand-up comedy that came out of nowhere.

Paul Foster: “You don’t know how it’s (the challenge of going without sleep) like until you’ve tried it yourself.”

Having joined all 8 episodes of No Sleep No FOMO, Paul Foster went on to share that he had to go without sleep nor caffeine for a total of 480 hours (60 hours per episode), and though it was challenging, the non-stop missions did help them to pull through in one way or another.

On the other hand, Kim Jong Kook who made a 10-hour special guest appearance for the Hong Kong episode, added that it was pretty memorable trying snake soup for the first time on the show, “I eat everything that’s good for health but snake soup was kind of weird… Surprisingly, the taste was really good so I’d recommend you guys to try it too!”

The Running Man star was featured in Episode 5 of No Sleep No FOMO, along with Korean-American singer and TV host, Kevin Woo. When asked about his impression of Kevin, Kim Jong Kook nodded in amazement at how strong the star was, and revealed that Kevin is good at everything he does.

As for Xander, the skinny-dipping experience he had on the show was memorable, as he recalled having to swim with sardines on the first mission when he couldn’t swim at all.

“The water was so shallow that you could literally see through it. So after I jumped into the ocean, my manager was making a gesture for me to go deeper so that you couldn’t see what’s below. The water was crystal-clear.”

And if he could share a tip for anyone to conquer their fear of missing out, Xander added, “I think whenever you are about to do something fearful, just don’t (go to) sleep before that. Like it makes you really drowsy after going sleepless, so you just end up doing it or conquering your fear.”

Finally, Eric Nam wrapped up the session by declaring that he would take up a FOMO challenge again, though he has to train himself up a lot more. He also recommends Amber from f(x) as someone who would do well on the show, “She’s like a fitness warrior and she never say no to anything. It’ll be really fun filming with her.”

No Sleep No FOMO will premiere on and the Viu mobile app on March 22 for a total of 8 episodes, with new episode to be released every Friday from 8pm in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Myanmar. Be sure to catch the broadcast to find out what happened in the show!