So how did rolling in the sand completely without underwear feel?
Cold. Ha ha ha! No, nakaka-pressure. I did FHM thrice already, but this is my first time to be this bare. And when it’s super bare, you know your body has to be perfect. Tapos sa beach pa, so nakakaloka kasi other people might see. Nakaka-pressure but at the same time it’s fun and liberating, kasi you get to experiment as well.
And it turned out to be a really beautiful experiment. Did you feel sore or hurt in any parts?
Eto [shows us her knees], namumula yung knees ko kakaluhod. And then the waves na tumatama sa akin masakit sa mata. May insekto rin sa water na kagat nang kagat, masakit. So siyempre tiis-ganda.
Tiis-ganda. Is that something you think you’ve more or less mastered, doing the beauty pageant scene?
I think so. Siguro yung part na magbilad I’m already used to. Sanay na ako sa long hours of a shoot. Actually mas maikli itong shoot na ito compared sa mga ginagawa namin for the pageants. Dun kasi yung girls, iisa-isahin yan. Papasok kayo at the same time, tapos you’re all waiting for the next one. Nate-train yung patience mo working for different people also.
How long do pageant photoshoots usually stretch?
Sa Miss World, siguro whole day, morning to night. Kasi there were 25 candidates during my time. So isa-isa yun pag nag-photo shoot kayo. Tapos medyo mahirap kasi pag nasa dulo ka na, nagmamadali na yung photographer, so you can’t say kung maganda yung kalalabasan ng shots mo or maibibigay mo yung best mo
after long hours of waiting.
And we thought you were high-maintenance and suplada.
I always get that. Siguro it comes with my features, medyo European kasi ang features ko and it probably sets off people, na feeling nila siguro suplada or maarte ako, but I’m really not.
Pwede ka bang maging jologs?
I’m a cowgirl. I can be with different people, and I can adjust to them, na pag sosyal, sosyal; pag hindi, okay lang din. Simple lang talaga ako. When I go to the mall I don’t even wear makeup that much, and I love street food. Jologs ba yun? I’m the kind of person na sakto lang.
Sakto is good. But between pageants, modeling, and acting, which are you planning to do most of now?
Sana acting pa rin. Kasi acting naman is my first passion talaga. Yung pageant, actually that’s my mom’s and grandmother’s wish, pinagbigyan ko lang sila. When I joined Miss World, dun din naman ako nanalo ng Miss Kapuso, so bumalik ako sa showbiz. Tapos what I’m doing now [the shoot] is just taking a step further, na I’m not into wholesome roles anymore. Especially now that I'm kind of aging. Ha ha!
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