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Apr 30, 2017
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We don’t know about you, but we think getting an X-ray is one of the most annoying medical procedures out there (holding your breath with your shirt off in front of another person is just awkward). 

But what if the Radiologic Technologist attending to you were as beautiful as Katrina Rose Maniago? We bet you won't ever complain.

We discovered this pleasant health care professional while browsing Facebook one day. Using the hashtag #PubertyChallenge, she posted throwback images alongside newer photos of herself, many of which showed her once dorkier side.

“It’s really flattering to see people sharing my photos and commenting how puberty hit me hard,” Katrina tells FHM. “I can’t believe it reached a thousand likes and nearly a hundred shares.”

The 23-year-old beauty graduated from Holy Angel University in Pampanga, her hometown, and is now working at St. Catherine Alexandria Foundation and Medical Center.

“I’ve always wanted to work in a hospital. I’m planning to take medicine soon. I want to be a pediatrician because I love kids and babies.”

She says she enjoys her job so much, although some of the cases she deals with are really critical. “I encounter a lot of cases like patients with no fingers, or broken bones due to vehicular accidents," Katrina says. "Although they’re not pleasing to the eyes, these cases have never made me regret choosing this field. Instead, they challenge me to work harder.”

Whenever Katrina feels toxic at work, she listens to Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift songs to relax. “Whether it’s a pop ballad, or an R&B jam, music instantly makes me feel good. It reduces stress and calms me.”

Although she’s super busy at work, she always makes time for the beach. Just recently, she was in Subic, Zambales, and Pangasinan. Her favorite: “So far, my favorite is Patar White Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan. The sand is fine, the water is blue and calm, and the place is not crowded, which is perfect when you want to unwind.”

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