You moved like a pro out there. How long have you been modeling?
Like, a year now. I like to do events rather than shoots, though, because I like meeting people. The last event I did was a car show. It was cool; I like cars so I love doing car shows.
It’s not every day we meet a female car enthusiast. What makes you so into them?
Because they’re hot! Ha ha! There’s just something about the look of a car. And if the driver’s hot… Ha ha! It’s definitely a plus.
So, being a car show model, we have to ask you what model of a car you would be?
There’s so many to choose from. I guess a Porsche, because it’s sexy and compact. When you see it, mapapatingin ka talaga. It’s an eye-catcher.
Surely you’ve caught the eye of many guys at these shows. How do you deal with the pesky ones?
Well, some people who attend car shows love taking photos with the models and try to hug you and touch you wherever, so I just kind of say “no” or remove their hands from my waist in a cool way so they don’t get offended.
Well done. We noticed you were really enjoying yourself out there. Are you a certified beach babe? Are you the kind who likes going with friends or making it a romantic getaway?
Yes, I love the beach. I love the water. I like jet-skiing, sailing, and pretty much just swimming. Depends on the beach, I guess. If it’s a fun beach, like Boracay, it’s good to be with friends. But if it were a peaceful and relaxing place, I’d rather go with my special
Someone as beautiful as you would definitely have been on the beach with a special someone. Question is, what’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done with them?
Yes, I have been. I would have to say it was…amazing. Ha ha! Do I really have to say what I’ve done on the beach? There are too many to mention. Ha ha!
An intriguing answer. So what kind of guys do you go for?
I like guys who are physically attractive. I like them muscular and tall. Sorry, but I just can’t be with a short guy. I like them tall and broad.
You’ve just downed the hopes of millions, ours included. We hear you’re still a student.
I’m in my third year of college, taking up Tourism. I took it because I love to travel. I would love to visit Europe next, especially Spain and France, to experience their culture and just explore.
It is our experience that most Tourism majors are beauty pageant vets. Have you ever joined one?
I’ve been in one. I joined Mutya ng Pilipinas just recently, in 2011. It was a good experience, really great; I actually won the Best in Talent award. I belly-danced. It’s not just a hobby but also a way to keep fit.
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