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Irene Ang, 52, is the head honcho of artiste management agency Fly Entertainment and she runs her own F&B empire. One might think that the high-flyer has always had her finances in check, but that definitely wasn’t the case as she revealed on this week’s episodes of Hear U Out.

After winning a silver medal for fencing at the 1991 SEA Games, Irene was offered to be a candidate for the selection squad for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics but sadly, she had to give up on going to the Games because she couldn't afford the expenses for the trip.

She then took on different jobs and was once a sales promoter and a hamper and corporate gift salesperson.

Irene would eventually join the insurance industry after getting head-hunted by her mentor, David.

“I started to get full of myself because others would take a year to become a Million Dollar Round Table member but I only took three months,” admitted Irene. “I bummed around for the remaining nine months. I picked up bad habits [because] I was getting comfortable. I signed up for multiple credit cards and would just charge [whatever purchases I made to them].”

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