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Bio by Alvina Collardeau

Ben Chang is a distinguished U.S. Diplomat at the U.N. by day... and a popular Lower East Side DJ by night. He has traveled the world on official missions alongside Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. He was stationed at the American Embassy in Paris for three years before moving back to New York, hence his frequent trips back to the City of Lights to spin Fashion Week.

As alter ego Hong Kong Hefner, his DJ stomping grounds in New York include East Side Company Bar, Thor at the Hotel on Rivington and the Bowery Hotel. "I get my news from CNN and Fashion File, read Al Kamen's "In the Loop" column as well as Richard Johnson's Page Six—plus I subscribe to PAPER magazine and the Economist," says Chang. "So when you mention Angelina Jolie, my first question is whether she has a new role onscreen or a new mission as UN Goodwill Ambassador?"


Nevada Smiths


I like to hone my mastery of diplomacy at Nevada Smith's on Saturday or Sunday mornings to watch English Premier League football. …more

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