He is of Vietnamese descent.
Ken climbed Mt. Fuji when he was only twenty years old.
Ken has a Husky named Monster and a cat named Kinski.
He, along with his siblings, still lives at home in order to help pay off the mortgage. Ken's winnings from his gaming help to pay that.
One of Ken's nicknames is "the King of Smash".
Ken currently resides in Westminster, California.
Ken currently attends California State University, Long Beach.
In the gaming community, he is known by his gamer tag "SephirothKen," or simply as "Ken."
Ken is a five-time Super Smash Brothers Melee world champion.
Ken was inducted into the Smash Hall of Fame in 2008.
He is the 2004-2005 national champion of Major League Gaming.
Ken: (on alliances in Survivor)The girls would want to align themselves with someone like me rather than a strong threat.
Ken: With my personality, I think it'll make the tribe better because when you're suffering out there, you have to have a sense of humor, of course. I don't want to be the guy who's bossing: 'Do this, do that, we're going to die.' I'm never negative.
Ken: (on Survivor)
I'm mentally prepared. I'm not going to choke; I'm not going to freak out. And those are reasons for people to vote you off in this game.
Ken: I am the underdog coming into this, people are going to underlook me, underestimate, they probably won't realize that I am here, to the point where at the end, they are going to think, hey, he slipped right through us, we didn't know what hit us, this guy is very dangerous.
Ken: Being out here is great, I've never been to Africa, whole new experience, I already got like 12 bug bites, it's just the bugs are so attracted to me, they never had fresh gamer blood before.
Ken: My fellow members of the gaming community, they probably will be very jealous of me for being on a reality TV show, how far I've gotten in playing this game, to the next level, Survivor is just the next level.