Who is Jean-Pierre?

Born to Peruvian immigrants and raised in an eclectic corner of northern New Jersey, Jean-Pierre has been exposed to different cultures and experiences all his life. This is perhaps why he has always felt comfortable delving deep into the unknown and reporting back to audiences – it’s a passion that continues to this day.

JP Mestanza is a multimedia journalist currently based in Phuket, Thailand. His work has been published in the Bangkok Post, The Phuket News, Swimming World Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, Tiger Tales (Tiger Airways in-flight Magazine), The Jersey Journal, and others. JP has worked in several realms within the journalism world, from television news rooms (My9 News) to daily newspapers (The Jersey Journal) to startup media companies (EatDrinkNewJersey) and alternative blogs (Coconuts Bangkok). Skills includes photography, video shooting/editing, social media, and television presenting (Coconuts Bangkok, Phuket News TV).

What else should I know about you? I’m a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt under Fernando Maccachero. Have had a few amateur cage fights in Thailand. I was born on the cusp of Scorpio/Sagitarius.

O, tambien Hablo Espanol!

Any Likes? Lots of chocolate. A bath of chocolate would be nice

Any Dislikes: Foggy windows

Check out some of my written work here and my videos here!

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