INTERVIEW: RHIANNA FLORESCA
STYLING: DARYL CO FOR RED LOLLIPOP
MAKEUP: JO TICZON OF THE ATTIC STUDIO
HAIR: GEORGE ALIBEN FOR KIEHL’S STYLIST SERIES
SHOT ON LOCATION AT ALPADI ESTATES, ANTIPOLO RIZAL
We hear you take up Electronics and Communications Engineering. Why ECE?
Engineering is more challenging. In high school two years akong nag-work sa school paper as a journalist kaya gusto ko iba naman yung field na pasukin ko.
Have you been doing well in your classes?
I'm really enjoying it, but the shift was a little tricky because there was suddenly too much math and science. My classes run the loop of telecommunications, industrial electronics, instrumentation, and systems analysis… it goes on. Modeling also keeps me busy, but I get by. Time management is key.
What do you do to get away from all the stress?
I like food-tripping. Yes, I love to eat and eat and eat, ha ha ha! I spend most of my allowance on food kaya I'm always broke. Ha ha ha! Sometimes naman, I just jive into music and can't help myself to dance, even if it’s just on Timezone and on Dance Revolution.
Between classes, where do you usually hang out?
Kung saan-saan. Pero most of the time, puro sa kainan, ha ha! Minsan din, after our classes, the cinemas. And then right after seeing a movie, we go to karaoke hubs. I love to sing. I'm the karaoke queen!
Do you have a boyfriend?
It’s complicated! Ha ha! Single naman ako, pero, parang may something.
What do you like most in men?
I want smart guys. Pinaka-gusto ko yun sa guys.
What about dream guys? Or dream dates?
Well, I'm the girl who doesn't have a checklist. But it’s somewhat ideal if I see him around the same circles, that means sa school. Perfect dates should be surprising, exciting. I'm more like an adventurer kasi.
Where does a guy have to take you if you were in the mood to party?
I really don't party that much but I've been to some clubs at Morato, Eastwood, and The Fort. I think Prive's. And to give you a hint, I'm just a few minutes away from Timog Avenue so I'm out there sometimes partying all night.
Let’s talk about the shoot. You were modeling before, but was this the first time you had to wear a lingerie or bikinis for a shoot? Would your friends be shocked to see you this way?
No naman, I’ve worn bikinis for a shoot before. I’ve also joined pageants. My friends and family, nakita na rin nila na daring yung mga suot ko kaya okay lang. I think dati pa lang ang impression na nila with me is ‘sexy’ and it’s alright with me, I like it too.
What’s the sexiest you’ve worn so far?
Black lingerie. I wear it occasionally whenever we go to a party or gigimik kami.
Can you tell us more about the pageants you joined?
I’ve been doing it since high school. And right now, I’m the “Ms. Fashionista” titleholder in the ECE department. I’ve won several awards din, mostly interschool competitions.
When you win pageants, do more guys hit on you?
Yes. Siguro because they notice me and they’re curious.
Obviously this is a non-pageant question: Which do you think is sexier— making love in the bathroom, or on the hood of a car?
I’ll choose the hood of a car. It’s more of an adventure kasi. Gusto ko adventure palagi. Somehow there's a thrill in tight spaces.
Describe the most passionate kisses you’ve swapped.
That…I think I’d like keep to myself, thank you, ha ha ha!